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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…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 0 086

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…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 0 086

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…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 0 078

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…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 0 081

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…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 0 072

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…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 0 071

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…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 0 075

Nikka Days

Middle of the Road Nikka Days

Suntory had only just released its blend ‘Toki’ when Nikka launched this ‘Days’ as successor to the very popular (and much better!) Nikka All Malt. The big difference is of course that Days is not only…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 0 078

Suntory Toki

For Every Occasion Suntory Toki

While Suntory allows its malt whisky stocks to matured to be able to have the age statement Yamazaki and Hakushu return to the world stage, we have to settle for young(er) stuff. So Toki saw the light…

@markjedi1By @markjedi13 months ago 1 281

Nikka Black Crossover

Vanilla and oranges Nikka Black Crossover

The Nikka Black Crossover is the limited edition of a blend that Nikka released in 2017. It comes in a square black bottle.The nose starts with sweet and fruity flavours: oranges, a touch of sherry,…

@Pierre_WBy @Pierre_W3 months ago 3 082

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