The Shin 15 Years Old Mizunara Oak Finish Japanese Malt Whisky (750ml)
Volume: 750ml ABV: 48% Age: 15 Years Old Country: Japan
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. Shinobu means “Forbearance” in Japanese as it is how the distiller’s spirit should be when making quality whisky. Ken Usami, the master distiller of Shinobu Distillery, took the sourced liquid streams, carefully blended them and finished everything in casks of Mizunara—a coveted Japanese oak that imparts delicate notes of sandalwood and spice into matured spirit.
What comes out of the barrel is a balanced drink with a deep amber hue. It holds aromas subtly evoking vanilla and the fresh bloom of spring. In its medium body are threads of coffee and citrus zest. Enjoyed neat, you can gain an easy sense of why the judges in San Francisco were so enamoured. This is a complex sipper which demands a disproportionate amount of attention for such a relatively young spirit.
Shin Malt Whisky is made by selecting whiskies from ‘different distilleries’ which were initially aged in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks. Awarded a ‘Best In Class’ distinction at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 for The Shin 10 Years Old Mizunara Oak Finished Japanese Malt Whisky.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Toasted and polished oak, dark fruits of plum, raisin and dates, blueberries and Christmas cake spice.
Palate: Malty with toasted oak, sandalwood, dark fruits and spice.
Finish: Espresso, citrus and dark chocolate.
|Dimensions||35 × 10 × 10 cm|
Mizunara Oak, Bourbon Cask, Sherry Cask
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