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Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old

Yamazaki 18 Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old

Tasted at the now-extinct Sudestada restaurant in Madrid. Dark amber hue with golden shades. Intense aroma starts sweetish: butterscotch, vanilla, custard; then sandalwood, pencil lead, smokey. Nose is…

@huinemanBy @huineman19 days ago 5 395

Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old

"Contemplative Restraint" Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old

After @Mackstine review of Chita got the conversation going I thought it would be interesting to post my notes on this whisky here.Suntory's Hakushu is the less hyped, less in demand younger brother to…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood21 days ago 8 285

Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

"Tinned Fruit & Tsukemono" Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt

The craze for Japanese whisky is still in full swing, some blame Jim Murray's 2014 proclamation that Japanese Whisky was the best in the world as one of the catalysts for this state of affairs, as much…

@cricklewoodBy @cricklewood21 days ago 1 683

Suntory The Chita

Budget Japan Suntory The Chita

It’s a warm lazy Sunday afternoon and I’m not in the mood to be doing anything to write home about, so I’m at home writing about whisky. This comes from a sample bottle from a friend of mine who nearly…

MBy @Mackstine23 days ago 5 568

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 @markjedi1 about one year 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 @markjedi1 about one year 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 @markjedi1 about one year 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…

@markjedi1By @markjedi1 about one year ago 0 077

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 @markjedi1 about one year ago 0 074

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