Ohishi Sherry Single Cask Whisky
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Ohishi
  • Age NAS
  • Style Rice Whisky
  • Maturation Sherry Cask
  • Alcohol 43.7%*
  • Single cask? Yes
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sherry
  • citrus
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • floral
  • cherry
  • spicy
  • dried fruit
  • grain

Ohishi

Sherry Single Cask Whisky (0.7l, 43.7%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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Japanese single malt elegance.

Ohishi is a hidden Japanese gem nestled in the mountainous countryside, along with the banks of the Kuma River, one of Japan’s fastest flowing rivers, also known for its pristine water quality. The family-run operation was established in 1872.

It may come as no surprise that Ohishi are known first and foremost for their Sake & Shochu, but they also craft one hell of a rice Whisky. Ohishi swaps barley for rice to craft their single malts, and they grow a unique strain of rice for production called “gohyakumanishi” (5 million stones) and use koi to cultivate their crop.

The Whisky is distilled in traditional Japanese stainless steel pot stills before getting some beauty rest in ex-sherry and brandy casks, in the mountainous Japanese countryside. Being aged at such high altitudes yields an elegant Sherry symphony.

This Ohishi Sherry Cask is a blend of casks anywhere from 3 to 25 years old. Expect notes of dried tropical fruit, toasted hazelnut, golden raisins, and sweet marzipan. It’s quite the Japanese sensation too, earning itself “92 Excellent, Highly Recommended” from the Beverage Tasting Institute in 2017, and “92 Points, Excellent, Highly Recommended” for the Japanese Whisky category at the USC Awards. 

  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Ohishi
  • Age NAS
  • Style Rice Whisky
  • Maturation Sherry Cask
  • Alcohol 43.7%*
  • Single cask? Yes
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Dark Copper

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sherry, dried fruit, baking spices, oak, nuts, citrus, grains, pepper, brown sugar, and dried flowers.

Taste / Flavor / Palate
Dried cherries and apricots, vanilla, oak, citrus, floral notes, and spices.

Finish
The finish is warming with hints of cocoa.

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  • sherry
  • citrus
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • floral
  • cherry
  • spicy
  • dried fruit
  • grain
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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 are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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 Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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 are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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 Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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