Ki Noh Bi“15th Edition” – Noh Mask “Yase Otoko”
As part of the Cask Aged series, The Kyoto Distillery’ iconic Gin brand, will be releasing its 15th Edition soon.
This time Karuizawa and Japanese Mizunara casks will age this series with only 800 bottles to be bottled, and 48% vol. It will be available for sale mainly at DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits.
TASTING NOTES by KI NOH BI
Soft and slightly sweet notes of salted caramel, vanilla and cacao rippled with desiccated coconut and oaky wood spice on the nose.
On the palate rich oak, spicy dried ginger and candied citrus with a hint of Christmas spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Long oaky finish with hints of eucalypts, cereal and candied ginger.
ABOUT THE LABEL
The label continues the tradition of Number One Drinks Company bottling a series of single cask Japanese whiskies in collaboration with the Kamiasobi Noh Troupe.
ABOUT CASK AGED
KI NOH BI is a cask aged version of our classic KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin. Filled into cask at a high strength, the gin is carefully monitored by our distilling team during the maturation process to ensure the optimum balance between botanical flavours and influence from the wood. They then review the final liquid, making minor adjustments using the 6 Elements to maintain the overall harmony. KI NOH BI is bottled after dilution with Fushimi water.
KI NOH BI SERIES HISTORY
|Ed.||Cask Type||Released in||Available in|
|#1||Karuizawa cask||Sep-17||Isetan Shinjuku Store (Shinjuku) / Japan|
|#2||A cask from one of Japan’s leading craft distilleries||Mar-18||DFS, Changi Airport Exclusive / Singapore|
|#3||Karuizawa cask||Mar-18||Europe and Japan|
|#4||A cask from one of Japan’s leading craft distilleries||Jul-18||Bar High Five / Japan|
|#5||Caroni cask #1||Jul-18||La Maison du Whisky / France|
|#6||Karuizawa cask||Sep-18||DFS, Changi Airport Exclusive / Singapore|
|#7||Karuizawa cask||Sep-18||Isetan Shinjuku, JR Kyoto Isetan / Japan|
|#8||Karuizawa cask||Oct-18||Liquid Gold / Hong Kong|
|#9||Karuizawa cask||Apr-19||Sexy Fish in London, England / Asian markets|
|#10||Karuizawa cask (red wine)||Mar-19||DFS Singapore / Singapore|
|#11||Karuizawa cask (sherry), Mizunara||Jun-19||Andaz Tokyo & Cask Liquid Marketing exclusive / Japan & UK|
|#13||Karuizawa cask (sherry), Mizunara||Aug-19||USA|
|#14||Karuizawa cask (sherry), Mizunara||Nov-19||Taipei Whisky Live|
|#15||Karuizawa cask, Mizunara||—||DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits|
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