Shinobu Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

Shinobu Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

(0.7l, 43%)


3/10
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A delicate and woody blend of Japanese malt Spirits triple-wood aged.

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.

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

Smartass Corner:
The Japanese word "Shonibu" translates roughly as "forbearance," reflecting one of the qualities of the Samurai Spirit.
  • Category
  • Style
    Pure Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Niigati
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Shinobu
  • Age
    NAS

Flavor Spiral™

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vanilla
citrus zest
woody
coffee
fudge
lemon
oak
earthy
apricot
What does Shinobu Pure Malt Japanese Whisky taste like?

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Dog Dogson
Dog Dogson's
Smartass
Corner
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!

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma leads with wood tones — sandalwood and oak — over vanilla with hints of dark coffee and citrus zest.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is complex and satisfying with notes of café au lait, vanilla fudge, and lemon cream over citrus zest and deep earthy oak.

Finish
The finish is medium length with more wood and a surprising apricot note.
Ratings & Reviews
Phil
Phil,
This bottle has very little to offer, for some reason it has a sherry hint and fruity on the nose. On the palates, sweet of fruit and slight tart (sherry flavor) and followed by nothing... Very one noted, I think this is good for mix drink? But for a $50+ bottle, it's not worth it.
 
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