Kikori // Japan
Like the flagship Kikori Whisky, this too is made from 100% rice in Kyushu. While that product contains some whisky aged in sherry casks, this is aged for ten years exclusively in a former oloroso sherry butt. Available beginning mid-November 2018, Kikori Ten is a single cask release with only 312 bottles produced. Each bottle is numbered accordingly.
Other WhiskeyA spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
Cask Typeex-oloroso sherry butt
"Kikori Ten compares interestingly with their original release, rounding out the edges and smoothing out some of the cereal notes. This bottling is soft and honeyed, with a gentle nuttiness, hints of pear, subtle floral notes, and a bit of vanilla on the finish. It's light-bodied and easy to enjoy. That said, its high price is likely less reflective of its inherent quality than it is of its rarity and the rising interest in Japanese whiskey."