Green Tea Gin, 'Ki No Tea',The Kyoto Distillery
Kyoto Distillery is Japan’s first dedicated artisanal gin distillery. Located in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture, the distillery sources its water from the famed Fushimi region, which is tremendously respected for its delicate and delicious sake brewing water. The distillery’s aim is simple, but arduous: to produce the best possible dry gin, featuring local botanicals of the highest caliber. From hand-peeling a year’s supply of lemons from nearby Hiroshima Prefecture, to sourcing special yuzu from an octogenarian farmer in the north of Kyoto, these gins truly are a labor of love.
|SKU||Case Size||Bottle Size|
KI NO TEA was created in collaboration with tea-grower and blender, Hori-Shichimeien, founded in the Meiji era in 1879. Based in the famous Uji region to the south of Kyoto city, a number of super-premium Uji teas have been specially selected to form the heart of KI NO TEA. Tencha and Gyokuru provide intense aromas and depth of flavor with a wonderful sweetness that occurs naturally in the distillation process. The leaves are harvested in the Okunoyama tea yard, which dates back to the 1300’s, and are blended carefully with a secret botanical recipe used only for this expression. Sweet and delicate on the nose, a hint of white chocolate complements juniper on the palate. The finish lingers long with the flavor of roasted green tea. 45.7% ABV