SHINOBU Blended Whisky Mizunara Oak Finish -Hajime no Ippo Fourth 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 forth co-branded whisky exclusively in Taiwan, limited to 999 bottles.

The fourth edition sports a design with one of the manga’s characters Miyata Ichiro and his famous quote, “My farther’s style of boxing is not wrong.” Miyata Ichiro starts boxing to prove that his father’s style of boxing is effective, and he is also well known for his powerful counter punch.

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