SHINOBU Blended Whisky Mizunara Oak Finish -Hajime no Ippo Fifth Edition

SHINOBU Whisky, the multi-award-winning Japanese whisky, collaborated with the famous Japanese boxing-themed manga and anime series – Hajime no Ippo (はじめの一歩, literal translation “The First Step”) to launch the fifth co-branded whisky exclusively in Taiwan, limited to 999 bottles.

The fifth edition’s label design is from one of the manga’s greatest fight scenes- Mamoru Takamura vs Bryan Hawk.

Hajime no Ippo is the longest running serialized sports comic, with 1,360 volumes published since 1989 and over 96 million copies in print.

The hand-crafted SHIONOBU Whisky was blended with whiskies selected from around the world by the creative master-blender, Mr. Ken Usam. It was first matured in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks before it was finished in precious Japanese Mizunara oak. The blended expression contains 50% malt and 50% grain, resulting in a unique fusion of flavors and dynamic explosion on the palate, yet so smooth and easy to drink.

Tasting Notes
Nose: Butter, Coconuts candy, mint, grass, wood.
Palate: Smooth, a bit oily, hint of Chinese incense, butter, vanilla.
Finish: Sandalwood, vanilla.

All natural without colouring. Non-chill filtered.
Cask Type: Japanese Oak Mizunara Wood Finish
Distillery: Shinobu Distillery
Alcohol Content: 43%
Volume: 700mL