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A Koji Whisky from the Iconic Iki Island.
A beautiful Japanese island reminiscent of the one Leonardo Dicaprio roamed as a dazed backpacker in the cult film The Beach. Less crowded and touristy than the Ko Phi Phi Le Island in Thailand, it boasts equally as incredible views and beaches, a strong fishing tradition and a unique distillery with a half-a-century history of distilling. The Ikinokura Distillery is home to Ikikko Whisky and can trace its beginning all the way to the 16th century. Back then, the business was booming, and at some point in the past—1899 to be exact—55 distilleries were operating at full speed on this secluded Island! In the mid of 20th century, this number was drastically reduced to a mere seven distilleries! In Orwell's year, 6 of these Spirit craftsmen joined forces and represented a unity now known as the present-day Ikinokura Distillery.
Ikikko 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Koji Japanese Whisky sure is one cultured and old-school Spirit. 'Koji' translates to notions of 'cultivating, healing, and bringing peace to the world' and is also a popular boy's name in Japan. However, in Whisky making, koji is a type of mold that is sprinkled on steamed rice, barley or soybean and is then decomposed and becomes the real 'koji,' giving the Whisky a flavor like no other. Distilling the Spirit from this varied mash bill consisting of 1/3 koji rice and 2/3 barley grain makes for a one-of-a-kind Spirit bottled at 42% ABV and finished in Sherry casks. It rewards each drinker with flavors of soft cream, tangerine, mixed spices and a touch of herbal tea and jasmine—perfect for any day that needs uplifting!
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Ripe dark fruits, allspice mix, white pepper, subtle citrus and morning dew.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Soft cream with wood chips soaked with cardamon, followed by tangerine, a mix of clean spices, a soothing touch of herbal tea, and white jasmine rice.
A salty and balanced finish with dried wine and oily peppermint concluding touches rounded off with a candied sweetness.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Ikikko 8 Year Old Sherry Cask Koji Japanese Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.