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Number one Drinks Company

Number One Drinks was founded in 2006, by two devotees of Japanese whisky, to bring the country’s finest whiskies from smaller, independent distillers to a wider international audience. According to Alice Lascelles in the Financial Times How To Spend It, it is ‘the company that kick-started the trade in Japanese whisky’.

We have since gone on to pioneer the Japanese gin category; in 2016 we built Japan’s first dedicated gin distillery, launching several highly acclaimed products, including our award-winning inaugural KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin, the number one premium gin in Japan (IWSR 2018).

To experience more of our story, go to kyotodistillery

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