Shunka Shuto Winter Blended Japanese Whisky
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  • caramel
  • woody
  • smooth
  • toasted
  • cereal
  • toffee
  • oak
  • spicy
  • sweet

Shunka Shuto

Winter Blended Japanese Whisky (0.75l, 40%)
Price $61.99

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The second Four Seasons release from Shiki Distillery has a rich palate of caramel and vanilla.

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.

Shunka Shuto Winter Japanese Blended Whisky is a blend of Japanese Whiskies designed to fulfill the vision of four seasons reflected in fours signature Spirits. The Whiskies are curated and then married in white oak to mature. This Winter release is deeper and richer with notes of vanilla and caramel — perfect to soothe a cold winter’s night in Japan.

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 rich with notes of caramel and warm wood.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is smooth with notes of toasted granola, toffee, and oak spices.

Finish
The finish is medium length with a lingering sweetness.

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  • caramel
  • woody
  • smooth
  • toasted
  • cereal
  • toffee
  • oak
  • spicy
  • sweet
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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.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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
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.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
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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