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Umiki Whisky

Umiki Whisky

Size: 0,75 l
(46.0% ABV)
$47.99
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  • BrandUndisclosed
  • CategoryJapanese Whisky
  • CountryJapan
  • DistilleryUndisclosed
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol46.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

An interesting take on Japanese Whisky with a blend of domestic malt and imported grain Spirits finish in pine and cut to proof with sea water.

Yoshino Spirits is based in Osaka, Japan. Like manifolds, they started as liquor distributors before branching out into their own brands. Their products are all sourced via various channels at this point, but there is obviously room for them to grow into more. And they have a nicely diverse range of branded Spirits — from Whisky and Grappa to Saki, Gin, and Wines.

The biggest part of what they do at Yoshino is Whiskies, and one of their newest is Umiki Whisky. The word “Umiki” comes from “uni” which means “sea” and “ki” which means “tree” — so, Umiki means “ocean tree.” The Spirit is a blend of local Japanese malt Whiskies and imported grain Whiskies that have both been aged in ex-Bourbon casks. After the Spirits are married they are finished in local pine barrels and the Spirit is cut to proof using desalinated water from the Pacific Ocean now “ocean tree” makes sense, right? Finally, it’s bottled at the correct ABV of 46%.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • pine pine
  • woody woody
  • toasted toasted
  • grain grain
  • honey honey
  • herbal herbal
  • vanilla vanilla
  • plum plum
  • mint mint

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
You can really smell the pine wood over notes of freshly toasted grain, honey, herbs, and a bit of vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a good mouth-feel and with some warmth delivering notes of red plum, anise, menthol, exotic woods, and Aleppo chili.

Finish
The finish lead with the pepper spice and is drying with pine tannins.

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An interesting take on Japanese Whisky with a blend of domestic malt and imported grain Spirits finish in pine and cut to proof with sea water.

Yoshino Spirits is based in Osaka, Japan. Like manifolds, they started as liquor distributors before branching out into their own brands. Their products are all sourced via various channels at this point, but there is obviously room for them to grow into more. And they have a nicely diverse range of branded Spirits — from Whisky and Grappa to Saki, Gin, and Wines.

The biggest part of what they do at Yoshino is Whiskies, and one of their newest is Umiki Whisky. The word “Umiki” comes from “uni” which means “sea” and “ki” which means “tree” — so, Umiki means “ocean tree.” The Spirit is a blend of local Japanese malt Whiskies and imported grain Whiskies that have both been aged in ex-Bourbon casks. After the Spirits are married they are finished in local pine barrels and the Spirit is cut to proof using desalinated water from the Pacific Ocean now “ocean tree” makes sense, right? Finally, it’s bottled at the correct ABV of 46%.

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  • BrandUndisclosed
  • CategoryJapanese Whisky
  • CountryJapan
  • DistilleryUndisclosed
  • Style Japanese Whisky
  • Alcohol46.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • pine pine
  • woody woody
  • toasted toasted
  • grain grain
  • honey honey
  • herbal herbal
  • vanilla vanilla
  • plum plum
  • mint mint

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
You can really smell the pine wood over notes of freshly toasted grain, honey, herbs, and a bit of vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a good mouth-feel and with some warmth delivering notes of red plum, anise, menthol, exotic woods, and Aleppo chili.

Finish
The finish lead with the pepper spice and is drying with pine tannins.

Customer Reviews

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Connor
Absolutely Fantastic!

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Jacob
So the only way I can describe...

So the only way I can describe it is tasting salt water mixed with some arbitrary single malt scotch. Heavy on the salt water. Ended up using it as a mixer

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Thomas
Very unique taste, not sure I'...

Very unique taste, not sure I've ever had anything like it. It's got the brightness of pine with a little bit of smoke on the back end. Definitely not aggressively smokey, but a bit more depth than I've found in past experiences with Japanese whiskey.

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Alexander
I cannot, in good conscience r...

I cannot, in good conscience recommend this product. I decided to take the chance on this and 2 other Japanese whisky bottles which were new to my local liquor store.. the description was both off-putting as well as inviting.. but I was skeptical, as the styling did not look like your typical Japanese whisky bottle.

Unfortunately, I should've chosen to pass on this paperweight. Umi = Ocean/Sea and Ki = Tree in the Japanese language... and this is very much the taste palate. A saltwater blend that leaves you thirsty for something, which certainly, won't be another swig of Umiki. Luckily, the bottle price is under $50, so you're not wasting top-shelve money.. but I'll have to stick with my Hibiki and Yamazaki.

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Emile
I really love this one! On the...

I really love this one! On the nose it has wonderfull notes of cereal-ized honey, malt and sandalwood ish (May be pinewood barrel). On the palate there is a clear pinewood flavour that mixes with honey, grain, cinnamon, mint and pine sap! Its goes down smooth and nice, really worth a buy!