Ki No Bi, meaning ‘beauty of the seasons’ is the first Japanese gin distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto. Ki No Bi Sei is a navy strength variation made with the same intricate production method as the original Ki No Bi, using 11 botanicals distilled in six distinct flavour categories including: yellow yuzu, hinoki wood chips, bamboo leaves, gyokuro green tea and sanshō pepper. The gin is blended to create a balanced and refreshing flavour, before being bottled at 54.5% ABV.
On the nose, there is a freshness and aromas of yuzu, followed by spicy pepper. The palate reveals ginger spice and juniper, making way for a long and warm finish. In contrast with the original Ki No Bi, which has a delicate and gentle profile, Ki No Bi Sei has a thicker mouthfeel and full-bodied flavour.