Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old
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  • cinnamon
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • molasses
  • sweet
  • plums
  • pie
  • pecan

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Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old (0.75l, 42%)
Price $332.99

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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.

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

Finish
The finish is nicely long with an interesting walnut note.
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  • cinnamon
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • oak
  • molasses
  • sweet
  • plums
  • pie
  • pecan
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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