Shinobu Pure Malt 43%
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. Shinobu Whisky is hand crafted by the creative distiller, Mr. Usami, by carefully selecting whisky from around the world which are first reserved in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks and then finishing them with precious Japanese Mizunara oak in Japan. 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.
Rounded aromas of Ovaltine, stewed plums and orange zest followed by hints of dried coconut and vanilla. Chewy and full bodied, richer and more supple than Shinobu’s malt and grain blend, it also shows overall better balance. The finish is malty then crisp and finely tannic, fading with the same delicate sweetness.
700mL, ABV 43%,
✔︎ Silver Medal (76th Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, 2019)
✔︎ Scored 89 Points (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2019)