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Kirin Fuji Gotemba Tarujyuku 50°

Caramel popcorn

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@FrostReview by @Frost

26th May 2015

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  • Nose
    18
  • Taste
    19
  • Finish
    18
  • Balance
    19
  • Overall
    74

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  • Brand: Kirin
  • ABV: 50%

Kirin – mythological creature and beverage company in Japan. You've tried Nikka and Suntory, so why not try a blended whisky by the other beverage giant all at a bargain ¥880 for a 600ml bottle. Let me romatisize this simple blended whisky for you: The water used in whisky production at Fuji-Gotemba is taken from underground springs that are fuelled by melting snow from nearby Mount Fuji I. Ex-Bourbon barrel.

Nose: fairy floss, popcorn, sherbet, rosemary, very sweet profile

Taste: preserved plums, caramel, dates

Finish: fairy floss, slow wave of white pepper on the end

50% ABV for a blend and for the price is a knock out, albeit sweeter than most local blends. For the ABV and the fact it's a cheap priced blend, this is a smooth finish. You can't go wrong for the price. Drink it neat, on the rocks or as blends are made for in Japan: in a highball.

2 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

50% ABV sounds righteous. This one sounds awfully sweet. But I suppose that that is fine in a cocktail.

5 years ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

@Victor, I think if more blends where bottled at 50% there'd be more people who identify as exclusive malt drinkers speaking higher of blends

5 years ago 0

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