Ohishi Whisky Tokubetsu Reserve
Ohishi // Kyushu, Japan
From the Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan, the Ohishi Sherry Cask is a whisky distilled from rice and aged in first and second-fill sherry casks. The Ohishi Distillery uses at least 30% gohyakumanishi rice grown on its own fields, rounded out with mochi rice Kumamoto. This special release is comprised of nearly equal parts 27 year-old (29%), 10 year-old (35%), and 7 year-old (36%) Ohishi sherry casks.
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
"Ohishi's Tokubetsu Reserve takes all the flavors of its Sherry Cask and magnifies them. Everything is richer and rounder in this one, with notes of marzipan, almonds, butterscotch, and toffee. The lightness of the spirit showcases the contribution of the sherry casks, which particularly in the 27 year-old component of the blend have had plenty of time to work their magic."