Shinanoya and The Kyoto Distillery have teamed up to do a private bottling of Ki No Bi called "Sen no Suzu." Available for pre-order now on Shinanoya's website and shipping on October 24, Sen no Suzu has been specifically blended to use in a gin & tonic. They've done this by adding two botanicals -- coriander and angelica -- to Ki No Bi's standard botanical lineup. This was accomplished by Shinanoya's buyer teaming up with three professional bartenders. The label features art from famous shodo artist Tomoko Kawao.
Given Ki No Bi's success, stocks of this one will likely go quickly. It's available for pre-order at Shinanoya's site now, 6480 yen after tax.
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