The KI NO BI Gin Book from the World’s Best Bars
This is a very limited printing of a wonderful book on a gin: KI NO BI GIN from Kyoto. It shows detailed photos of the raw materials and the distilling process used to make this most elegant gin. All the elements come from Kyoto, Japan or grown in the prefecture. The recipes for cocktails using KI NO BI come from noted bars from varied places, such as London, Tokyo, New York, Amsterdam, Brooklyn. Some are inventions, others, new takes on old classics.
Launched in 2016, KI NO BI has become a gin highlight on the world scene. It is truly the “distillation of location.”
The Classic Ki No Bi cocktails book, by Dave Broom, did not see the light of day until 2019. I wrote about the gin in our Fall 2019 newsletter. The Cocktail book did not come out until later, produced by the prestigious KYOTO JOURNAL. A bi-lingual edition, English and Japanese, this should be in every gin lover’s library.