Ki No Tea Kyoto Dry Gin
The Kyoto Distillery // Kyoto, Japan
Released in May 2017, the Ki No Tea expression by the Kyoto Distillery includes Tencha and Gyokuro leaves in its botanical list, in an attempt to bring out the deep, complex flavours of matcha green tea. The expression was created in collaboration with Horii Shichimeien, a tea-growing company founded in 1879, during the Meiji Era.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"The nose initially brings fresh citrus, followed by rich, sweet notes of green tea. The sweetness of the tea grows on the palate, creating a silky, smooth base of rich milk chocolate and cream. The finish is long and warming, as the citrus reappears to complement the tea's decadence."