Akashi Blue Blended WhiskyAkashi Blue Blended Whisky
Akashi Blue Blended Whisky. Akashi Blue is a blended whisky reserved in Japanese Shochu cask (American Oak) around 5 years, aged in bourbon cask before finishing in sherry casks for 2 years.
Nose: Fruity, slightly sweet, vanilla.
Taste: Fresh, spice, oak, hints of peat.
Finish: Medium, spicy, sweet.
Kujira Ryukyu 20YO WhiskyKujira Ryukyu 20YO Whisky
Kujira Ryukyu 20YO Whisky.Founded in 1952, Kumesen Syuzo started on distilling alcoholic beverages, unique to Okinawa islands of Japan, also know as Ryuku islands. Then around 1989, this innovative distillery started to age them in oak barrels, creating a unique kind of ji-whisky in its own category, thus named it the Ryukyu Whisky. With 20 years maturing in bourbon casks, Kujira as a single grain whisky provides a wonderful taste profile that has distinguished itself from its malt counterparts and creates a refreshing choice for spirits lovers.
Taste Notes Nose: herbs, various plum fruits hint, prune, mint candy. Palate: balanced light body, sweet, vanilla, spice, smoky woodiness. Finish: licorice, Japanese pepper, medium finish
Kujira Ryukyu 30YO WhiskyKujira Ryukyu 30YO Whisky
Kujira Ryukyu 30YO Whisky. Distilled with 100% premium Indica rice, Kujira Ryukyu Whisky is aged in selected Sherry, Bourbon and White Oak Virgin casks for more than 30 years in Okinawa, a beautiful southern tropical island of Japan with warm and humid weather all year round.
This unique expression brings full body and smooth experience, with notes of ripe berries which come to the fore while woody tannins that have been ripened for years bring the puckery sourness of Chinese herbs. A hint of nectar and woody character linger long after taste. Decades of maturation gives off deep woody scents of toasted oak barrels, and leaves a pleasantly strong flavour and long-lasting sweetness.
Nose: nectar, caramel, heavy wood smoke of antique furniture
Taste: smooth and supple with complex tones of fruits citrus, caramel pudding, dried persimmons, sugar and rich ripe berries; wood tannins bring the puckery sourness of Chinese herbs
Finish: little nectars dotted among smell of wooden barrels with a long lingering finish of sweetness.
Kujira Single Grain 8YOKujira Single Grain 8YO
Kujira Single Grain 8YO. Exceptionally malted, fermented, and distilled by craftsman in the distillery, the Ryukyu Whiskey is made from best quality Indica and unique Okinawa’s black koji, and then reserved in Spanish Sherry casks and selected American Kentucky bourbon casks for more than 8 years.
Nose: perfume of oak barrel, vanilla, plum, fresh sweetness
Palate: Sweetness from bourbon and sherry oak cask, dry fruits, comfortable spiciness
Finish: Licorice, perfume, vanilla, spices
Kura Rum Cask Finish WhiskyKura Rum Cask Finish Whisky
Kura Rum Cask Finish Whisky. Helios Distillery in Okinawa Japan has been known for producing rums and awamori for a few decades. Little do people know that they’ve been distilling their own whisky for a while and use their rum casks to finish this unique line of new blended whisky. An interesting addition to the world of Japanese whisky.
Nose: Toasted oak and a touch of moss, creamy lemon and soft malt.
Palate: Brown sugar, burnt oak again (now with a touch of earthiness to it), lime marmalade.
Finish: Rye bread and a touch of bitter grape.
Kura White Oak Single Malt 12YOKura White Oak Single Malt 12YO
Kura White Oak Single Malt 12YO.Exceptionally hand crafted Okinawa Single Malt reserved in selected North American white oak casks for 12 years. Kura is made from best quality Indica with black Koji unique to Okinawa using traditional production methods of over 600 years of craftsmanship.
Complex aroma and mellow taste bring whisky lovers to a different and new concept of true local Japanese Single Malt.
Nikka Super Rare Old WhiskyNikka Super Rare Old Whisky
Nikka Super Rare Old Whisky. This blended whisky is one of Nikka’s most popular selling expressions since it initially launched in 1962. Nikka Super Rare Old contains a high proportion of malt whisky distilled at Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries. It’s bottled at 43% ABV.
White Oak Akashi Blended WhiskyWhite Oak Akashi Blended Whisky
White Oak Akashi Blended Whisky. A very light, easy drinking blended whisky from the Japanese Eigashima/White Oak Akashi label. Whiskies in the past decade have appeared under the White Oak and Akashi labels, but the Eigashima distillery has a long history with sake and shochu. They recieved a license to distill whisky in 1919 (prior to Yamazaki even being built) but didn’t utilise it until decades later.