Ohishi Islay Cask
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Ohishi
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Brandy casks
  • Alcohol 41.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • smoky
  • peaty
  • pear
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • tropical fruits
  • honey
  • sweet

Ohishi

Islay Cask (0.7l, 41.7%)
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Character Goatson
Japanese triple treat.

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 Whiskey. Yes, rice. Where distilleries usually use barley, Ohishi uses Japan's favorite grain to create this 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.

Ohishi Islay Cask Whisky is a smoky-sweet treat that was fully matured in ex-Brandy casks, and finished for 8 months in barrels that held Islay Scotch. And we're talking heavily peated Scotch, which beautifully translates to Ohishi. Now, they don't say from which distillery the cask came, but with such sensational scents and flavors, does it really matter? What this bottle brings is a triple treat of Japanese Whisky, Brandy and peaty Islay Scotch.
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Ohishi
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Brandy casks
  • Alcohol 41.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet nose with hints of pears, honey, vanilla and malt, and a lovely peaty background.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Honey-forward palate, notes of vanilla, pears and peat, followed by sweetness that reminds of Sake. Spice and tropical fruits wrap up the flavors.

Finish
Long and smoky finish with hints of vanilla and fruit.
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  • vanilla
  • smoky
  • peaty
  • pear
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • tropical fruits
  • honey
  • sweet
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
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.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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!
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
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
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.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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!
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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