SHINOBU Blended Whisky Mizunara Oak Finish
Niigata is known in Japan for its “Three White” treasures, i.e. snow, rice and sake, and a naturally blessed environment for pure water source. Made in Niigata, SHINOBU (meaning “Forbearance” in Japanese) Whisky is hand crafted by the creative master blender, Mr. Usami, by carefully selecting whisky from different distilleries which are first reserved in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks and then finishing them with precious Japanese Mizunara oak. The blended expression contains 50% malt and 50% grain. The result is a unique fusion of flavours and dynamic explosion in palate yet so smooth and easy to drink. All natural with no colouring.
✔︎ Silver 92pts (International Wine & Spirit Competition 2023)
✔︎ Silver (World Whisky Awards, 2022)
✔︎ Gold (76th Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, 2019)
✔︎ Gold (San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2019)
✔︎ Gold (International Whisky Competition, 2019)
✔︎ Silver (Bartender Spirits Award, 2019)
✔︎ 88 pts (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2019)
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%
Volume: 700mL & 750mL