Ohishi 11 Year Old Sherry Cask

Ohishi 11 Year Old Sherry Cask

(0.75l, 41%)


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A dleicate, light, and satisfying Rice Whisky from Japan with a complex profile born of snowmelt.

If you look for the Ohishi Distillery on a map you’ll have a bit of trouble. That’s because this idyllic craft facility has been a Shochu Brewery from five generations, since 1872. But a generation or two ago they started aging their Shochu in premium casks to create southwestern Japan’s favorite Whiskey. And the location is important. It sits in the small village of Mizukami near the headwaters of the Kuma River. This is where they get the remarkably pure water that you can taste in all of their products.

Ohishi 11 Year Old Sherry Cask begins with their signature rice Spirit. It is exceptionally unique to the Ohishi Distillery because it is comprised of five estate-grown varieties — Gin no Sato, Hino Hikari, Mori no Kuma-san, Yamada Nishiki, and the remarkably difficult to pronounce Gohyakumanishi. The Spirit is aged for eleven years in ex-Sherry casks and bottled at 41% ABV. Interestingly, the Japanese Kanji script on the front of the bottles translates as "Go Japan" and is meant to celebrate their culture. And as a limited edition, there will only be 888 total bottles available.

Smartass Corner:
In many East Asian countries, the number eight is a lucky number. Producing exactly "888" bottles of this rare dram has deep cultural meaning.

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floral
golden raisin
vanilla
apple
mango
figs
spicy
slightly sweet
tobacco
What does Ohishi 11 Year Old Sherry Cask taste like?

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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
Pale Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is soft and floral with hints of sultana and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile builds up from the nose with gentle, smooth notes of apple and mango with more soft florals, green figs, apple sauce, and vanilla pudding.

Finish
The finish is soft and smooth with a light sweetness.
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