Shinobu 10 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky

Shinobu 10 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky

(0.75l, 43%)

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A superior blend of malt Whiskies finished in rare Mizunara oak.

On the North side of Japan near Niigata, the Shonibu Distillery sits just about 300 yards from the Sea of Japan. Entrepreneur Ken Usami has been brewing Niigata Beer in this idyllic location for more than twenty years. And he was the first person to be licensed to distill Whisky in the entire prefecture in 2017. Ever since, he has been sourcing premium Spirits and finishing them in rare, Mizunara oak. These early efforts have been paying off with robust sales and a dozen awards across his product range.

Shinobu 10 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky has spent most of it’s time aging in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. Then it was finished in those delightfully expensive Mizunara oak wonder-barrels. It is a blend of 100% malt Spirits, masterfully balanced profile. But Whisky lovers will notice the influence of the Mizunara right away — with dense, wood-forward notes.

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Mizunara oak is native to remote, rocky areas of Japan and Mongolia. The trees must be two hundred years old before harvesting for barrel-making. Importantly, the wood is open grained, delivering TONS of earthy wood flavors. But the barrels are short-lived, cannot be re-used, and have to be replaced frequently.
  • Category
  • Style
    Pure Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Age
    10 Year Old
  • Maturation
    ex-Bourbon casks & ex-Sherry casks

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Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Ruddy Bronze

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma includes sandalwood, vanilla, and oak with hints of espresso, mocha, and citrus zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile leads with creamed coffee and vanilla fudge with notes of bright citrus and deep earthy oak.

The finish is full and round with apricots and more wood tones.
Ratings & Reviews
An excellent contrast drink to drinking an old fashioned, I enjoy drinking this for the subtle flavors and peaty aftertaste (still something I'm learning to enjoy fully). As I proceed in my whiskey tasting journeys, I may have to come back and rate this higher- I almost feel this one has more for me to appreciate about it than I realize yet!
Oily texture, fairly smooth. Expected more flavor and aftertaste
Reading the other reviews, i am not sure if everyone is tasting the same whiskey. This is scotch, but not made in Scotland, and thus doesn't use the name. Smooth finish, sweet on the front, deep on the back with that coffee and vanilla flavor that resembles a great machiado. I love this stuff!
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