As I’m currently living in Japan, I have the opportunity to acquire some domestically produced whiskies that are not often sold internationally.
I wrote a short guide on where you can purchase whisky in Japan.
Besides being “matured in oloroso sherry casks for a quarter of a century” and seemingly cask-strength / NCF / natural colour, we know nothing except the tasting notes, which read:
Talisker 10 year old was the single malt that got me into whisky, so what can a single-cask, cask-strength, ex-sherry do?
Tasted neat and with a bit of bottled water
This is a single cask Talisker, from Sherry Butt HL17807, a ten-year old Talisker at cask strength and natural colour…
Tasted neat and with a nip of bottled water
This lovely Amrut Peated Indian is cask strength, and natural colour — no age is disclosed! Press releases say this is peated to 23 ppm and aged “at least” 4 years, which in India’s climate, is more than enough.
Tasted neat, then with a little bottled water
Nikka’s Miyagikyo distillery was founded by Masataka Taketsuru 30 years after Yoichi in 1989, out of a desire to expand the scope of Nikka’s blending operations. Situated at the junction of two rivers, Miyagikyo operates different, larger pot stills than Yoichi, with…