About this gin
The Kyoto Distillery, the city’s first dedicated gin maker, has fast become recognised for its fastidious attention to detail. Its second release, Ki No Tea, has been meticulously created to the same exacting standards. The limited edition expression is the result of a partnership with noted tea grower and blender Hori-Shichimeien, which was founded just to the south of Kyoto in 1879. A carefully selected blend of teas, including Tencha and Gyokuro, have been added to the botanical recipe (Hinoki cypress, yuzu and juniper, among others) which imparts an intense aroma and depth of flavour. Chic, elegant and dignified.
Nose: Delicate citrus followed by a warming green tea aroma, then distant juniper.
Palate: A real sweetness comes through, not dissimilar to milk chocolate. Then it’s all about the juniper, floral tea notes and grassiness.
Finish: Clean, refreshing and super-long…
Overall: A graceful gin ideal for long drinks, Martinis and even sipping.