Rich, full palate complexity with approachable sweetness, followed by honey dark stone fruit essence. Yeah, BonYo is a fantastic whisky source if you are ever in Fukuoka. The result is a very well balanced whiskey with a weighted average of 7 years. It shocked the world when Jim Murray, author of The Whisky Bible, named The Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 as the best whisky in the world. There is no availability issues of the wood used by Suntory. I am asking my local bartender friend to order a bottle for me to try! A must-have bottle for fans of Hibiki and Japanese art, created to be the perfect gift.
The Hibiki line of Suntory Whisky was originally released in 1989 as a celebration of their 90th anniversary. Diageo's brands include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys and Guinness. Originally released in 2015, the 2018 edition is getting a bit of a temporary facelift for the holidays in the form of a beautiful artfully designed bottle and gift pack. If you can fine a Yama 12, usually the store asks for 20K to 25K yen. That Isetan mark up is always painful.
The rare Mizunara Japanese oak and sherry cask malt whiskies are the dressing. We of course came early wanting to go to the gift store and pick up some goodies, if available. Flavors of mango, cantaloupe, and citrus will keep you infatuated. In addition to Tsunagu and Moon Glow, I also picked up a couple of Nikka Black Extra Sherry and a couple of Asta Morris for Japanese market. However, I did score a Unicorn of sorts. Eigashima — Japanese made as far as I know.
I even remember though vaguely drawing up a list. Traditionally, the vast majority of grapes in Japan were grown only for eating, and little or no wine was made there. At each of these distilleries, a diverse array of whiskies are produced through various fermentation techniques, shapes and sizes of giant copper pot stills, and the wide variety of cask types used. Went to Nagasaki 2 days ago and there was absolutely nothing. Liquor Mountain Ginza also had open bottles of sold out stuff such as a single cask Mars and the Kirin 12 Wine Cask Finished with the pay by the 10ml glass so if your near there and want to pay a few hundred yen just to try there is that option.
American White Oak malt whiskies create a solid base. We moved on and found Liquor Express close to Steakhouse Jiro selling plenty of yamazaki 12 and Hibiki 17 15+ bottles of each. And there will not be a 2018 Yamazaki Limited Edition. Torii dreamt of creating an authentically Japanese whisky by choosing a terrain and climate completely different to that of Scotland, thereby cultivating unique conditions for maturation. Couple of good finds today in Fukuoka. The collection for sale was all standard stuff, available at any Japanese supermarket.
D Rattray rum from Caroni bottling for Shinanoya for about Y23k tax free. He and his distilling partner, Digger Manes, now carry that journeyman craftsmanship forward with their distinctly delicious recipes! For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and. Rounded out with Earthy grains. They are joined by woody aromas of cedar, incense, polish, sap and musk. Color: Amber Nose: Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood Palate: Honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate Finish: Subtle, tender long finish, with hint of Mizunara Japanese oak 750ml. Inspired by a traditional kimono pattern, the bottle is embellished with the tabane-noshi, a traditional Japanese symbol of celebration that has often adorned precious gifts since ancient times. Hak 12 up until now has had a decent supply outside of Japan and still a few retailers in Australia with stock no doubt will change quickly.
No Limit - the batch number shown in the image is for 089 but this could change upon shipping. He may be legit, but make no mistake — Tim Smith and his Climax Moonshine are the real deal. I can imagine an animation with origami cranes and nice box in the same style with a real Hibiki Origami inside. Unfortunately we are living is a Japanese whisky world gone mad! Good to know but still along way from what was on offer when I first started going there…. They were potters, tool makers and the only Florida natives to grow maize. Since 1923, as the pioneer of Japanese whisky, Suntory Whisky has been renowned for its House of Master Blenders and for their Art of Blending.
Everything was pretty much out of stock that would be considered worth getting. Good luck to everyone else, hope you get to find a few for yourselves. Thanks for the report and great score on the Hibiki 21. This sweetness is well combined with the woody aromas cinnamon and musk, which is quite delicate and tempting. Visited Bon Yo Liquor Store ,which had Akashi 10 Year Sherry Olorosso cask for 12,500 yen and a few bottles of Mars Komagatake limited edition for about 8,200. Cheapest bottom shelf whisky they can buy.