Okayama Sakura Cask Strength Single Cask Japanese Whisky – Cask 1512 (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 60% Age: No Age Statement Country: Japan
Ginjo whisky Okayama started producing rice shochu “Kibi Oukoku” in 1983 and local beer “Doppo” production in 1995. It was only fitting that in a market where Japanese whisky was highly sought after they would create whisky. In 2011 they took the raw ingredient of malted barley from Okayama and underground water of clear stream Asahigawa to make spirit. The focus to produce the whisky here is to use local raw ingredients. The malt used is of several varieties and the water from an underground water of clear stream “Asahigawa” from a depth of 100 meters and has been using it as water to make beer and shochu, including refined sake.
Fermentation is kept at a low temperature for a long period of time(like sake production) so they do not lose the flavour of the main fermented mash. Using barrels previously used for brandy, bourbon and using barrels made from white oak, Japanese oak (mizunara oak) and cherry oak, mixed with the warm climate and the right level of humidity and true star is born in the Japanese whisky industry.
This single cask whisky has been matured for 4 years in a Sakura Cask. Sakura casks are created from the wood of the Cherry Blossom tree and impart spice and floral notes into the whisky. This limited release is beautifully balanced and extremely rare with only a few bottles reaching the Australian shores.
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|35 × 25 × 25 cm
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