Ki No Bi "Sei" Kyoto Navy Strength Gin
The Kyoto Distillery // Japan
Ki No Bi Sei was bottled at 54.5%, the traditional British Navy Strength. Distilled using the same production method as the flagship Ki No Bi Kyoto Gin, the final blend was refined to bring out each botanical's profile at a higher proof. Kyoto Distillery uses a spirit base distilled from rice and adds botanicals like yellow yuzu, hinoki (cypress) wood chips, bamboo, gyokuro tea, and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries that are designated into: base, citrus, tea, herbal, spice, and floral. Each botanical category is steeped into the rice spirit, which is then individually distilled before blending together.
Navy-Strength GinReferring to gins sold at a minimum of 54.5% ABV, most typically London Dry style.
"While much thicker and more full-bodied than the original Ki No Bi, the classic yuzu citrus-forward character is ever-present. Pepper and ginger come through on the palate, leading to a long, powerful finish. "