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Kaiyo Japanese Mizunara Oak Whisky (43% abv)

Kaiyo’s stock of Mizunara oak casks is its pride and joy. Known to impart a subtle and unusual collection of aromas and flavours to whisky during maturation, it’s this wood which is often credited with setting Japanese whisky apart. Kaiyo doubles down on its cask maturation, sending the full casks off to sea for months at a time, allowing the natural motion to ensure constant movement, and thus contact between whisky and wood.

92 Points Whisky Advocate

Kaiyo Peated Japanese Mizunara Oak Whisky (46% abv)

Matured in the finest handmade Japanese Mizunara oak casks. Made from 100% malted barley. After aging for years, they leave port in Osaka, Japan to mature at sea for an additional 3 months. This is the first time they’ve tried to work with peat and as a result, it’s very limited.  Sweet Peat, smokey nose with hints of nuts, sweet fruit and honey. A Sweet long drying finish.

Kura The Whisky (40% abv)

The Helios distillery in Okinawa Japan may be more well-known for producing rums and awamori, but they been known to dip their toe in the world of whisky. Kura The Whisky is a blended malt produced by Helios and bottled at 40% ABV. Nice Whisky!

Matsui “Peated” Single Malt Japanese Whisky (48% abv)

Kurayoshi Distillery lies between Osaka and Hiroshima in the foothills of Mount Daisen, where it produces single malt whiskies brought to proof with soft, mountain spring water. The label, adorned by Hokusai’s The Great Wave, portends this whisky’s rush of flavor: satisfyingly smoky, with noticeable structure and complexity. Kippers on the nose, with burnt aromatic grasses, cocoa, and jellied fruits, and a smoky palate of red apple, ginger, pepper, orange, and mango. Smoke writhes like a serpent on the finish, sliding off the walls dripping with sweet tropical fruits. —Jonny McCormick

Awards

Whisky Advocate Top 20 Whiskies #19

San Francisco World Spirits Competition “Gold Medal”

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Matsui “Sakura Cask” Single Malt Japanese Whisky (48% abv)

Matured in the wood of the cherry tree, this does impart a spicier than normal intensity, which in itself closes out the barley. Just drips with personality.    Jim Murray’s Whisky bible, 92.5 points

The Matsui Sakura Cask, Double distilled in pot stills then aged in Sakura oak cask, the famous and iconic Japanese cherry tree. This tree holds an important place in Japanese culture. Often used as a metaphor on ephemerality of beauty and life. It always has been a source of inspiration for Japanese artists.

International Whisky Competition “Best Japanese Whisky NAS” 

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Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky (45% abv)

A release of grain whisky from Japan’s Nikka, produced mainly from corn using one of their continuous Coffey stills. Rather than the rare and limited releases they have done before, this is a larger release to further show off this key component in the Nikka family of whiskies.

Nikka Coffey Malt (45% abv)

The originality of this 100% malt expression lies in its unique distillation method. Malted barley is distilled in a “Coffey still”, a traditional continuous still which is normally used to produce grain whisky. Discover this whisky’s extraordinary texture, which Nikka has specially developed for whisky aficionados.

Nikka Days (40% abv)

Japanese distilling giants Nikka introduced this whisky with the line: “Each day is a new journey which continuously learn from previous ones. Nikka Days, the latest creation of the brand, is a shining example of this state of mind.”

This sense of renewal is captured by the brightness of the whisky’s flavours and its starkly modern design.

The bottling is made with spirits from Nikka’s Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries, and features some faintly peated spirit in the mix.

The final result is a blend rich in sweet cereal notes, accompanied by touches of malt, almonds, hazelnuts, fragrant peat smoke, apricots, peaches, plums, apples and vanilla.

A top notch offering that would make the perfect introduction to Japanese whisky.

Nikka Miyagikyo Single Malt (45% abv)

Miyagikyo distillery forms a crucial part of the Nikka company stable. Established by founder Masataka Taketsuru and his adoptive son Takeshi. The story goes that the location for the distillery was finalised after Taketsuru sat down by the Nikkawa (Nikka River) and scooped up a glass of the running water. He mixed this water in a 2 to 1 ratio with Nikka Black whisky to make a mizuwari – whisky with water. Taketsuru found that the water worked perfectly with whisky, and therefore would produce good spirit.

The distillery opened in 1968, finally giving Taketsuru the opportunity to achieve his dream of creating a blended whisky that rivalled that found in Scotland.

 

Nikka Whisky From The Barrel (51.4% abv)

The award-winning Nikka Whisky From The Barrel blend is absolutely full of flavour. Bottled at 51.4% ABV. The blend combines both single malt and grain whisky from the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries, which are then married in a huge variety of casks, including bourbon barrels, sherry butts and refill hogsheads. A huge depth of flavour in this stunning Japanese whisky. We can’t recommend this enough.

“Whisky of the Year 2018 Whisky Advocate”

Nikka Yoichi Single Malt (45% abv)

Yoichi Single Malt has a full body, with a supple tobacco peat flavour and floral notes, accompanied by some spice, oily nuts and sugared fruits highlights. Bottled at 45% ABV, this kick in ABV really ensures that the flavours express themselves fully.

A marvellous flagship bottling from this superb Japanese distillery, displaying perfect balance and a wide range of flavours. In a final flourish, this whisky is presented in a harmonious and smart Japanese style.

Shinobu The Peated Pure Malt Whisky (43% abv)

Nose: Minty and creamy with some light peat and a touch of lemon. Hints of charcoal ash and smoke.
Palate: Moderate peaty flavor on the palate, mingled with toasted oak, charcoal ash, dry grass and a hint of saltiness.
Finish: Lingering taste of toasted wood with lots of sweetness from roasted malt.

The SHINOBU Lightly Peated Pure Malt Whisky shows a robust and profound body structure, with smoky and toasty oaks flavors. All SHINOBU whiskies are created without chill-filtration nor added color to protect and enhance their complex and robust character.