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Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old

Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old

Size: 0,75 l
(42.0% ABV)
$332.99
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  • BrandBushido Whisky
  • CategoryJapanese Whisky
  • CountryJapan
  • DistilleryBushido Whisky
  • Age14 Year Old
  • Style Japanese Grain Whisky
  • Alcohol42.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

A serious Single Grain Whiskey from Japan with a quality and aging to match any Single Malt.

The Kumesen Distillery — Kumesen Syuzo — was founded in Okinawa, Japan, in 1952. Their first product was Awamori — a beverage distilled from special Indica rice and served at 30-40% ABV. Then in 1989 they began to age their Awamori in oak casks, creating a a rice-based Whisky. The products are exceptionally popular in the Japanese islands and the rich flavor of their products are building a global fan base.

First, the word “Meiyo” translates as “honor,” and the Japanese take honor VERY seriously. So make no mistake — even though Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old is made from Indica rice, it is NOT a rice Wine and it is NOT Saki. It is a special, flavor rice treated like any other premium grain used in Whisky-making. The Spirit is then aged for a full seventeen years in ex-Bourbon barrels and we think that you will be pleasantly surprised by the flavorful results. If you have been following the rise of Japanese Whiskies, you owe it to yourself to give this one a shot… literally.

Smartass corner:
Awamori — the base Spirit — gets its name from the fermentation process. The word translates loosely as “rising swelling bubbles.”

Flavor Spiral TM
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • caramel caramel
  • vanilla vanilla
  • oak oak
  • molasses molasses
  • sweet sweet
  • plums plums
  • pie pie
  • pecan pecan
Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas will remind you of a wheated Rye with strong notes of cinnamon, vanilla, blackstrap, and charred oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is thick and chewy — building upon the scent with notes of pecan pie, toffee, stewed plums, and a dash of maple.

Finish
The finish is nicely long with an interesting walnut note.

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A serious Single Grain Whiskey from Japan with a quality and aging to match any Single Malt.

The Kumesen Distillery — Kumesen Syuzo — was founded in Okinawa, Japan, in 1952. Their first product was Awamori — a beverage distilled from special Indica rice and served at 30-40% ABV. Then in 1989 they began to age their Awamori in oak casks, creating a a rice-based Whisky. The products are exceptionally popular in the Japanese islands and the rich flavor of their products are building a global fan base.

First, the word “Meiyo” translates as “honor,” and the Japanese take honor VERY seriously. So make no mistake — even though Meiyo Single Grain Whisky 17 Year Old is made from Indica rice, it is NOT a rice Wine and it is NOT Saki. It is a special, flavor rice treated like any other premium grain used in Whisky-making. The Spirit is then aged for a full seventeen years in ex-Bourbon barrels and we think that you will be pleasantly surprised by the flavorful results. If you have been following the rise of Japanese Whiskies, you owe it to yourself to give this one a shot… literally.

Smartass corner:
Awamori — the base Spirit — gets its name from the fermentation process. The word translates loosely as “rising swelling bubbles.”
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  • BrandBushido Whisky
  • CategoryJapanese Whisky
  • CountryJapan
  • DistilleryBushido Whisky
  • Age14 Year Old
  • Style Japanese Grain Whisky
  • Alcohol42.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • caramel caramel
  • vanilla vanilla
  • oak oak
  • molasses molasses
  • sweet sweet
  • plums plums
  • pie pie
  • pecan pecan
Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas will remind you of a wheated Rye with strong notes of cinnamon, vanilla, blackstrap, and charred oak.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is thick and chewy — building upon the scent with notes of pecan pie, toffee, stewed plums, and a dash of maple.

Finish
The finish is nicely long with an interesting walnut note.

Customer Reviews

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Matthew
Absolutely Fantastic!

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guest
Pretty Darn Good!

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Tony
Best whisky ever. Silky smooth...

Best whisky ever. Silky smooth to the point I drink it neat (despite being an ice guy). Flavors are just heavenly

C
Conrad
Very smooth with great flavors

Very smooth with great flavors

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Chandni
on the lighter side. A great ...

on the lighter side. A great lateral offering of this type of Japanese whiskey. interesting and rounds out your collection.