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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.
In Japanese, the word "Shiki" (四季) translates as "Four Seasons."
Appearance / Color
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.
The finish is medium-length with a warm, oaky tone.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Shunka Shuto Summer Blended Japanese Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.