Shunka Shuto Summer Blended Japanese Whisky
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  • fruit
  • vanilla
  • apricot
  • oak
  • warm

Shunka Shuto

Summer Blended Japanese Whisky (0.75l, 40%)
Price $55.99

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Summertime in Japan is as warm and fragrant as the Whisky made to reflect its Spirit.

Shiki Distillery is a brand new venture located in the Hyogo Prefecture, just northwest of Osaka, Japan. They are preparing to distill their own Spirits, but like most ventures in the Spirits industry, They have begun by curating Spirits from Japan’s best producers to establish a style. Their first foray in the Shiki line of four Whiskies meant to reflect the character of the four seasons in Japan.

If you were trying to create a Whisky that represented the summer season in Japan, how would you go about it? Shiki Distillery had that exact challenge.

Shunka Shuto Summer Blended Whisky is a blend of Japanese Spirits curated to deliver a specific flavor profile — one that tasted like summer. The various Whiskies were aged in white oak and married to create notes of summer florals and fruits over a backdrop of vanilla.

Smartass Corner:
In Japanese, the word "Shiki" (四季) translates as "Four Seasons."

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Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is warm with notes of vanilla and orchard fruits.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile opens with vanilla and then leans toward dries apricot with a distinct oak note.

Finish
The finish is medium-length with a warm, oaky tone.

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  • fruit
  • vanilla
  • apricot
  • oak
  • warm
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
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.
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 two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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!
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.
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 two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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