Shinobu 10 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky
  • Category Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Shinobu
  • Age 10 Year Old
  • Style Pure Malt Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks & ex-Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • coffee
  • fudge
  • vanilla
  • citrus
  • earthy
  • apricot
  • woody
  • oak
  • zesty

Shinobu

10 Year Old Pure Malt Whisky (0.75l, 43%)
Price $125.99

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Character Goatson
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.

Smartass Corner: 
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 Japanese Whisky
  • Country Japan
  • Distillery Shinobu
  • Age 10 Year Old
  • Style Pure Malt Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks & ex-Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.

Finish
The finish is full and round with apricots and more wood tones.
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  • coffee
  • fudge
  • vanilla
  • citrus
  • earthy
  • apricot
  • woody
  • oak
  • zesty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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 Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
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 Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan are Nikka and Suntory, major rivals.
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!
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