The Kyoto Distillery

Gin 'Ki No Bi'

Gin, 'Ki No Bi', The Kyoto Distillery
  • Gin made in Kyoto Prefecture from rice spirit and featuring locally sourced Japanese botanicals.
  • The 11 botanicals include juniper, yellow yuzu, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), 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 macerated in rice spirit and distilled separately to capture their optimal flavor 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:
Gin / Genever
Spirit Sub Type:
Dry Gin

Sizes Available

Full Bottle JP-XKD-01-NV 6/750ml
Alternate JP-XKD-01-NVA 6/700ml
Magnum JP-XKD-01-NVM 6/1800ml

Tasting Notes

KI NO BI uses a rice spirit base and locally sourced botanicals that have been distilled and treated separately to capture the optimal amount of flavor from each ingredient. The botanicals include yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cypress), red shiso leaves (a Japanese culinary herb), bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region, and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries. Fushimi water, famed for its purity, reduces the gin to bottling strength. 45.7% ABV