Ohishi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask

Ohishi 8 Year Old Sherry Cask

(0.7l, 42.2%)


7.1/10
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Rare Sherried delicacy from Kyushu. 

On the Japanese island of Kyushu, next to the pure river Kuma, there's a unique family-run Ohishi distillery, founded in 1872, that uses sorcery to turn rice into Whisky. Yes, rice. Where distilleries usually use barley, Ohishi uses Japan's favorite grain to create a superb sake-like Spirit. And not just any type: they use mochi rice from Kumamoto, and add gohyakumanishi rice, grown through organic farming, employing koi carp to control weeds. It sounds like a lot of work, but it pays off greatly.

This expression is quite a rare delicacy that spent 8 years in Sherry casks from Spain. Now, maturing your Whisky in Sherry casks isn’t exactly cheap, and it’s really hard to find the perfect ones worthy of your juice. Luckily, Ohishi has been enriching their Whisky in Sherry casks for nearly four decades, so they know a guy who knows a guy that has the best casks. This exotic delicacy boasts dark fruity flavors and lovely cinnamon-tobacco dance.

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citrus
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sherry-forward nose with notes of oak, citrus, ash, and dried dark fruits.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The nose translates to the palate deliciously with lots of Sherry and dried dark fruits, accompanied by notes of vanilla, citrus, and oily nuts.

Finish
Long and lavish finish with a touch of Sherry, cocoa, dark fruit and spice.

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Ratings & Reviews
Marc
Marc,
I rate this right in the middle for my liking. I chose it as part of tasting box. Good finish, not overstaying it’s welcome
 
bryan
bryan,
*My Ratings are Truth to me, a 10 better make me order the bottle no matter the cost! T hese are my own personal opinions. I am no expert. I thought this little neat whisky was tasty for my first ever whiskey club taster test. Agreed... Very clean and neat. I liked it, it has a friendly taste. It does have a sweet taste to it and is very smooth to drink neat. I did personally prefer it on the rocks and enjoyed sipping. I taste oak. Not a bad after taste, how ever, not my favorite. Vanilla aroma.
 
Graham
Graham,
Very clean. Tasty.
 
Rob
Rob,
My new favorite, robust.
 
Marcum
Marcum,
Sweet, very smooth to drink neat.
 
Laura
Laura,
Amazing sherry flavor, very smooth
 
Hunter
Hunter,
Smooth and complex, but the flavors pull me in different directions and eventually leave me unsatisfied with any of them
 
Brian
Brian,
Definitely taste the rice.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Pleasant with an ice cube. A bit of Carmel, spicy note. Not hugely complex.
 
Randy
Randy,
73 nice smell good neat and Orr
 
Matt
Matt,
smooth but with a nice and spicy bite. also a subtle scent that doesn’t pummel your nose.
 
Christina
Christina,
Pancakes... awesome
 
Jaxson
Jaxson,
Scotch-like, smooth
 
Rob
Rob,
Very tasty and smooth.
 
Mike
Mike,
Smooth and sweet, with a spicy finish.
 
Kathleen
Kathleen,
Too smoky and spicy for my liking
 
David
David,
Strong spice and sherry flavors but smooth and easy.
 
Michael
Michael,
"Nose: Vanilla, some cherry notes are accented well with the sherry and a bit of the typical Japanese floral notes mixed with a bit of cooked grains Palate: Lots of Oloroso sherry notes and ripe cherries dominate the initial tasting. Very smooth with a bit of oakiness complemented by the floral notes again. It has a younger taste to it though. Finish: Citrus zest and more vanilla on the back end. Stewed stone fruits as well. A very good expression!"
 
David
David,
Sherry note is noticeable and welcomed. Great taste.
 
Matt
Matt,
Smooth, easy drinking. A little on the sweet side up front, slightly spicy on the finish.
 
Richard
Richard,
Much smoother than any other 8 year whiskey. Very tasty.
 
Jared
Jared,
Ok not great
 
Rusty
Rusty,
Sherry cask was better than expected.
 
Jessica
Jessica,
I appreciated this dram in the tasting box a lot. Very smooth, def sherry, and just enough spice to thoroughly enjoy it. Def recommend!
 
Mark
Mark,
Strong smoke outweighs the sherry. Tight drink with a quick finish
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Smooth, sweet, and exciting
 
Andy
Andy,
sharp nose, little Oak, lots of smoke and Ash. Very little citrus. Decent mouthfeel, good amount of Sherry a little fruit and Cocoa. For some reason reminds me of the ocean. Maybe salty. Not the most complex but very unique and fun to try.
 
Mitchell
Mitchell,
smooth caramel vanilla easy to drink
 
Chris
Chris,
I can certainly taste the sherry. Very smooth!
 
Ray
Ray,
Floral notes on the nose. Thick and coating with lots of subtle flavors of sherry, oak, fruits and nuts. Light smoke and not much heavy alcohol taste. Very good.
 
Nate
Nate,
Not a fan of the harsh, bitter aftertaste
 
Shane
Shane,
Everything described in the tasting notes can be picked out. Very smooth all the way through the drinking experience. Nice a warming as it moves down. Coats the mouth nicely. Very floral-sweet nose and fitting taste and finish. A nice smooth easy Whisky to have neat. When compared to the Fukano that I just sampled I would go with the Fukano as it was just slightly smoother on my palate.
 
Karim
Karim,
Harsh. Didn’t care for the sherry taste that overwhelmed this one. Better with a cube or two of ice
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Smokey and spicy. Lingering bite.
 
Gene
Gene,
Drinkable, strong vapor but, the taste it’s a light sherry caramel mouth feel. Not too sweet with a nice spice finish. My first taste of this box . I’m pleased
 
John
John,
Smooth with a nice sherry finish
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Sherry forward nose with hints of citrus. Smokey forefront followed by sherry and fruit on the tongue. Warm spice throughout. On ice smoke is subdued, more hints of the fruit, oak and nuttiness. Runs a tad too warm for an everyday drink, but it is decent!
 
Dezso
Dezso,
I love it! It smells good and tastes wonderful
 
Christian
Christian,
Definitely reminds me of a sake. Very light and smooth. Definitely strong vanilla.
 
Kerr
Kerr,
Not my favorite. Acidic tasting
 
Sean
Sean,
I’m not a huge sherry cask fan, but this isn’t too sherry-y. It definitely has the sweeter rice taste, but it’s pretty complex.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Sherry forward, mild oak, and a bit of spice.
 
David
David,
Spicy! I originally thought it was the alcohol burn but quickly came to realize that the dram has some spice behind it!
 
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