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White Oak Akashi Blended

Plum Liqueur White Oak Akashi Blended

This White Oak, without age statement, from the Eigashima or White Oak distillery in Japan, is a blend, not a single malt. White Oak is only active for two months per year, so their output is very lim…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 2 278

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

Ice Tea on Steroids Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

Taketsuru is a blended malt composed of both Yoichi and Myagikyo malts and named after the founder of the Nikka concern, Masetaka Taketsuru. Their standard bottling used to be a 12 Year Old, but the…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 2 080

Nikka Yoichi Single Malt

Ferns & Blossoms Nikka Yoichi Single Malt

Due to a shortage of Japanese whisky, Nikka withdrew all age statement off the market. Hence Yoichi and Miyagikyo are now released as NAS bottlings. This bottle has been around for a while and is the…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 1 082

Togouchi 12 Year Old Japanese Blended Whisky

Vase Togouchi 12 Year Old Japanese Blended Whisky

The Togouchi 12 Year Old is a Japanese blend that consists of 40% Scottish single malt and 60% Canadian grain. The casks were, after importing, naturalised - so to speak - and put to sleep in a long and…

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Togouchi Premium Japanese Blended Whisky

Naturalised! Togouchi Premium Japanese Blended Whisky

Chugoku Jozo calls their whisky Togouchi, after the city where it matures. Togouchi, by the way, merged with two other cities and together they became Akiota. Just so that you know what to look for on…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 0 074

Nikka Coffey Malt

Café Latté Nikka Coffey Malt

Both Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malts are distilled in traditional pot stills, but the company Nikka also has several column stills as well, called Coffey stills. Those are used to create both grain and…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 3 184

Nikka Coffey Grain

Column Still Nikka Coffey Grain

Both Yoichi and Miyagikyo single malts are distilled in traditional pot stills, but the company Nikka also has several column stills as well, called Coffey stills. Those are used to create both grain and…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 1 181

Nikka Pure Malt Black

Maritime Japanese Nikka Pure Malt Black

The Pure Malt Black from Nikka, should it have been a Scottish product, would have to be called Blended Malt Black. It is composed with mostly Yoichi malt whisky, but upholstered with peated malt of…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 1 083

Nikka Super Revival

Decomposed Wood Nikka Super Revival

While it is offered in the same shaped bottle than the Super Rare Old, this Revival is quite different. This limited edition from 2015 was created to honor Masetaka Taketsuru’s wife – Rita Cowan – who…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 0 083

Nikka Super Rare Old

Balsa Wood Nikka Super Rare Old

The Nikka Super Rare Old is a popular blend that first appeared in 1962, then disappeared into oblivion, only to be revived now. It is mostly single malts from the Nikka concern, meaning Yoichi and…

@markjedi1By @markjedi14 months ago 0 080

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