September 1 - November 30, 2022KI NO BI (“The Beauty of the Seasons”) is inspired by tradition and is distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto. Our gin is made in a recognizably dry style, but with a distinct Japanese accent.
KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin is created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, akamatsu wood chips (Japanese red pine), bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sanshō (Japanese peppercorn) berries – using a rice spirit base and blended with pure ground water sourced from the famous sake-brewing district of Fushimi.
Please enjoy these four classic cocktail twists, using KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin, KI NO TEA Kyoto Dry Gin, KI NO TOU Old Tom Gin and KI NO BAI Plum and Berry Liqueur.
A twist on “Gin and It”, said to pre-date the“Martini”. Modern tea culture is said to originate from Kyoto during the Muromachi period, and greatly reflects the spirit of "wabi-sabi". Please enjoy the spirit of “wabi-sabi” through this cocktail.KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin, Tsuki no Katsura (Horii Shichi Meien Sencha infused), Mizunara Liqueur, Horii Shichi Meien Sencha
A twist on Singapore Sling, said to be the oldest style of cocktail. Inspired by the use of gyokuro and tencha from Hori-Shichimeien (the oldest tea plantation in Uji), and Fushimi water in KI NO TEA. Enjoy in a whole mochi style along with maccha from Hori-Shichimeien Matcha “Oku no yama”KI NO TEA Kyoto Dry Gin, Sling Water Mochi (KI NO TEA Kyoto Dry Gin, Fushimi water, Sugar), Horii Shichi Meien Matcha “Okunoyama”
A cocktail created in the mid-19th century by John Collins, head boy of a store called "Rimmer's Corner" on Conduit Street, Hanover Street, London. He originally named himself 'John Collins’ but changed his base from Geneva gin to Old Tom gin and named it 'Tom Collins'.
A Japanese style twist on ‘Tom Collins’ using KI NO TOU, a unique example of Japanese craft gin.
KI NO BAI is a fusion of British sloe gin and Japanese plum wine styles. This is a twist of the after-dinner cocktail ‘Millionaire’, which traditionally uses sloe gin.
Millionaire of Kyoto = Heian nobleman, dessert cocktail called millionaire = dessert of Heian nobleman? It is a cocktail created based on the record that "So" was eaten as a dessert with a sweet taste like cheese called "So".
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・Suntory Yamazaki The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo Limited Edition
・Suntory Yamazaki Mizunara Cask Non Chillfiltered・Suntory Hakushu Sherry Cask 2013
・Suntory Hibiki Deep Harmony 2013
・Nikka Taketsuru 25 Years・Nikka Yoichi 20Years
・Nikka Miyagikyo 15Years
Caroni 22 years old – Cask #82’ (60.2% vol) is a deep, rich rum. Distilled in 1997 by Caroni in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, it spent 22 years aging in an American oak barrel (traditionally used for bourbon whiskey), before being bottled for the hotel earlier this year.Established in 1923, Caroni was celebrated for decades as a top global distillery, producing some of the world’s finest heavy rums (it famously supplied rum to the British Navy). It closed its doors in 2003 as Trinidad’s sugarcane production declined – but its legendary name was able to live on after a company bought its entire remaining stock of aging rums.