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The Kyoto Distillery Experience: A Masterclass in Gin

Thursday 08 Apr | 18.00 P.M. - 18.45 p.m.

On 08 April, join us as we visit the gin brand that sparked a ‘Japanese gin revolution’: we’ll be at The Kyoto Distillery’s House of KI NO BI for a masterclass with a twist…

Price

Members: ¥0

Non Members: ¥0

Written by Sam

Join us on April 8 as we visit the gin brand that sparked a ‘Japanese gin revolution’: we’ll be at The Kyoto Distillery’s House of KI NO BI for a masterclass with a twist…

Not ready to mix in person? Then take your mixing to the liqueur cabinet as we shake, stir and sip our way to gin mastery for our latest BCCJ Quaran-time Masterclass. All good things come in threes, and on that note, House of KI NO BI manager, Marcy Sakuma will be taking us through the 3 gin expressions with our host for the day, Chris Broad of YouTube channel, Abroad in Japan. Following the tasting, we will dive senses first into an interactive cocktail-making session followed by a live Q&A.

 

Let the tasting be-gin. Special discount for all participants…

The team at The Kyoto Distillery is offering a discount on their KI NO BI³ Tasting Set* to BCCJ members so you can participate along with us. The sets can be purchased via this link.

Notes

  • The deadline for KI NO BI Tasting Set orders is 30th March and delivery can only be made to addresses in Japan.
  • If the event is postponed due to Covid restrictions, we cannot offer a refund on the tasting set. The discounted set will be delivered as planned, and we will proceed with the event at a later date, when it is deemed safe to do so.
  • *The KI NO BI³ Tasting Set comprises 1 x 200ml bottle each of classic KI NO BI, KI NO BI SEI & KI NO TEA.

If you do not wish to buy the set but are still looking to be educated, entertained or both, that is absolutely fine too. Just register via the BCCJ bookings page and skip the above link.

 

Masahi “Marcy” Sakuma  | Manager, House of KI NO BI

Marcy developed his bartending skills in various establishments across London. His expertise and passion drove him to participate in competitions and events, as well as leading seminars and workshops. Alongside this he contributed cocktail menus for some of the capital’s finest bars and restaurants including Roka Charlotte Street and Michelin started restaurant Angler.

Marcy’s interest in flavour, aroma and composition led him to seek a new challenge within the drinks industry, and in 2017 he joined the production team at The Kyoto Distillery. In 2020, upon the opening of House of KI NO BI, his background provided the perfect blend of service and product knowledge to lead the team.

Marcy developed his bartending skills in various establishments across London. His expertise and passion drove him to participate in competitions and events, as well as leading seminars and workshops. Alongside this he contributed cocktail menus for some of the capital’s finest bars and restaurants including Roka Charlotte Street and Michelin started restaurant Angler.

Marcy’s interest in flavour, aroma and composition led him to seek a new challenge within the drinks industry, and in 2017 he joined the production team at The Kyoto Distillery. In 2020, upon the opening of House of KI NO BI, his background provided the perfect blend of service and product knowledge to lead the team.

Chris Broad  | Filmmaker, Abroad in Japan

Chris Broad is the creator of Abroad in Japan, one of the largest foreign Youtube channels in Japan with 1.8 million subscribers. During his 8 years living in Tohoku, Chris has produced over 200 videos focussed on travelling the country, uncovering the culture and making Japan accessible to viewers around the world, as well as producing documentaries on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and the Tohoku Tsunami. Passionate about encouraging viewers to visit Tohoku, his videos have been featured widely in the mainstream media including the BBC, The Japan Times and NHK.

Chris Broad is the creator of Abroad in Japan, one of the largest foreign Youtube channels in Japan with 1.8 million subscribers. During his 8 years living in Tohoku, Chris has produced over 200 videos focussed on travelling the country, uncovering the culture and making Japan accessible to viewers around the world, as well as producing documentaries on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and the Tohoku Tsunami. Passionate about encouraging viewers to visit Tohoku, his videos have been featured widely in the mainstream media including the BBC, The Japan Times and NHK.

The House of KI NO BI is a renovated traditional ‘machiya’ townhouse built over 100 years ago as a timber mill; the original interiors including earthen walls, beams and roof tiles have been retained to preserve the authentic ambience. We will offer a blending room, seminars for gin enthusiasts and a shop with exclusive items to showcase the distillery’s brand philosophy and identity as a pioneer of Japanese gin.

Visit the House of KI NO BI website HERE, and book your in-house tour.