The Kyoto Distillery

Gin 'Ki No Bi'

Gin 'Ki No Bi'

Gin Ki No Bi The Kyoto Distillery
  • Dry gin produced by The Kyoto Distillery in Kyoto, Japan
  • Distilled using rice spirit and featuring locally sourced Japanese botanicals
  • The 11 botanicals include juniper, yellow yuzu, akamatsu (Japanese red pine), red shiso leaves, bamboo leaves, ginger, lemon, orris, gyokuro tea from the Uji region, green sanshō (Japanese Szechuan peppercorn) and kinome (leaves from the peppercorn tree)
  • Botanicals are divided into six distilling groups based on flavor and aroma: Base, Citrus, Herbal, Spice, Green Tea and Fruity & Floral
  • Each group is distilled separately before blending; the blend is left to marry in stainless steel before bottling
  • Proofed down with water sourced from the Fushimi region, known for its delicate brewing water
  • This flagship gin is expressive, elegant, and dry, beaming with yuzu and delicate spice. Try in a classic Martini or Gin Old Fashioned and let your imagination take it from there
  • 45.7% ABV

Located in the southern part of Kyoto city, The Kyoto distillery shares its locale with sake producers that have been in business for hundreds of years, but it holds the distinction of being Japan’s first dedicated gin distillery.


Kyoto Prefecture
Spirit Type:
Spirit Sub Type:
Dry Gin

Sizes Available

Full Bottle JP-XKD-01-NV 6/750ml
Magnum JP-XKD-01-NVM 6/1800ml

Press & Reviews

"A leading craft Japanese gin, Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry is floral, citrus-forward, and remarkably clean. While the nose is subtle, the palate is dense, with yuzu flavors leading the way, followed by fresh shiso leaves, grapefruit pith, and a lingering, spicy finish. This gin isn't cheap, so you'll want to savor it on special occasions and in simple cocktails that allow the gin to shine, such as a Martini or Vesper."