SHINOBU Blended Whisky Mizunara Oak Finish -Hajime no Ippo First Edition
SHINOBU Whisky, the multi-awarded Japanese whisky, cooperated with the famous Japanese boxing-themed manga and anime series – Hajime no Ippo (はじめの一歩, literal translation “The First Step”) and launched it’s first co-branded whisky exclusively in Taiwan. This is the first time that Hajime no Ippo cooperate with whisky brand, while SHINOBU Whisky will launch six editions in total, limited to 999 bottles for each edition.
The hand-crafted SHIONOBU Whisky selected whisky from around the world by the creative master-blender, Mr. Ken Usami, and first matured in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks before finishing in precious Japanese Mizunara oak. The blended expression contains 50% malt and 50% grain, resulting a unique fusion of flavors and dynamic explosion in palate yet so smooth and easy to drink.
Softly roasted nuts, jellied pear, and honeysuckle all come through on the nose of this Japanese whisky. Black pepper and clove come through early on the palate, ripe citrus fruit and baked apples developing before a long, smooth finish. (BY 2019 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE)
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%