Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old

Bushido Series Whisky Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old

(0.75l, 42%)

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A serious Single Grain Whiskey from Japan with a quality and aging to match any Single Malt.

The Kumesen Distillery — Kumesen Syuzo — was founded in Okinawa, Japan, in 1952. Their first product was Awamori — a beverage distilled from special Indica rice and served at 30-40% ABV. Then in 1989 they began to age their Awamori in oak casks, creating a a rice-based Whisky. The products are exceptionally popular in the Japanese islands and the rich flavor of their products are building a global fan base.

First, the word “Meiyo” translates as “honor,” and the Japanese take honor VERY seriously. So make no mistake — even though Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old is made from Indica rice, it is NOT a rice Wine and it is NOT Saki. It is a special, flavor rice treated like any other premium grain used in Whisky-making. The Spirit is then aged for a full seventeen years in ex-Bourbon barrels and we think that you will be pleasantly surprised by the flavorful results. If you have been following the rise of Japanese Whiskies, you owe it to yourself to give this one a shot… literally.

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Awamori — the base Spirit — gets its name from the fermentation process. The word translates loosely as “rising swelling bubbles.”

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In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas will remind you of a wheated Rye with strong notes of cinnamon, vanilla, blackstrap, and charred oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is thick and chewy — building upon the scent with notes of pecan pie, toffee, stewed plums, and a dash of maple.

The finish is nicely long with an interesting walnut note.
Ratings & Reviews
Very delicate whiskey - reminds me of an aged bourbon, but with less bite. purchased at costco for around $180 - still pricey and not sure I'd buy it for that price, although I see it advertised elsewhere north of $250
Do some online research first before buying this. It’s being identified as an overpriced scam rebottling a different product from southern Japan and passing it as whiskey in the states. Apparently in Japan it’s only $80. Buyer beware.
Excellent. Rich and gentle sweet notes rise to the top with a lovely but brief finish.
Product exceed all expectation. Notes of toffee, almonds, roasted nuts, and custard appear on the palate, and are complemented by touches of nutmeg and clove. The finish is full-bodied and lush, with hints of cocoa, peat and oak.
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