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Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Old

Mizunara Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Old

Well, what have we here (say this in the Lando Calrissian voice, please): a Yoichi 15 Year Old. Let me dust off the sample bottle and pour this baby. It has become almost unaffordable at this point (if…

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Nikka Miyagikyo Sherry Wood Finish

Flabbergasting Nikka Miyagikyo Sherry Wood Finish

When Nikka launched its Yoichi NAS on sherry wood, the same happened with sister distillery Miyagikyo. This whisky received a long finish on sherry casks and has a stunning color.Dark & sweet, creamy…

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Nikka Yoichi Sherry Wood Finish

Capital G Nikka Yoichi Sherry Wood Finish

Nikka is out of mature stocks of its award winning Yoichi and hence took all whisky with age statement of the market. Until they have stocks that have reached a respectable age again, we have to make do…

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Nikka Miyagikyo Bourbon Wood Finish

Sweet Butter Nikka Miyagikyo Bourbon Wood Finish

Along with the Yoichi Bourbon Wood Finish, Nikka also launched this Miyakikyo, which matured on bourbon casks as well.Soft, sweet and ‘green’ on the nose. Think young twigs and buttercups. Some red fruit…

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Nikka Yoichi Bourbon Wood Finish

Baby Bum Nikka Yoichi Bourbon Wood Finish

With demand for Japanese whisky easily trumping what’s on the market, the larger producers (Nikka & Suntory) have taken all age statement expressions of the market. Until they have stocks that have…

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Yamazakura 963

Mashed Potatoes Yamazakura 963

This is the very first time I am trying Yamazakura! I have no idea what the 963 stand s for, but I do know this is a blend of malt and grain whisky. Japanese? Nope. Sasanokawa does have a distillery, but…

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Mars Maltage Cosmo

Japanese Speyside Mars Maltage Cosmo

This blended malt is composed with Japanse malt whisky from Shinshu Mars, but blended with Scottish malt whisky. Can we still call this Japanese whisky? Yes, according to Japanese law.The nose is dark…

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Golden Horse Musashi

Gangster Golden Horse Musashi

Musashi is the old name of the Japanese province where you can find the Hanyu Distillery (or what’s left of it). While this Golden Horse tries to link itself to Hanyu, it has absolutely nothing to do…

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Golden Horse Bushu

Sprite Golden Horse Bushu

Bushu-Nakagawa Station is the name of a Japanese trainstation connecting Hanyu and Mitsumineguchi. While this Golden Horse blend is often connected with Hanyu, it has nothing to do with the distillery…

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White Oak Akashi Meïsei

Woody White Oak Akashi Meïsei

Eigashima – aka as White Oak – Distillery produces only 2 months per year, so there is not a lot of output. The rest of the year is dedicated to the production of sake and shochu. This Akashi Meïsei is…

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