Suntory Kakubin

Blended

Suntory // Japan

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  2. Shawn-Tan1

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Really easy to drink that is suitable for breaking in first-time whisky drinkers.
    40.0 USD per Bottle
  3. Jose-Massu-Espinel

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    A Blended Japanese Whisky, that is intended for a large group of consumers. Bottled at 40%abv with a burnished color. On the nose is rather light, i get brown cake with raisins, prune peel, vanilla, oranges, brown sugar, the smell of the branches that comes with grapes, and honey. On the palate i found brown dry grasses, tobacco, clove, cereal, oak. It is light bodied, and the aftertaste is medium long full of oakyness in a pleasant way. Overall is a good dram, not good enough to buy a full bottle but interesting. 72/100
  4. regghk

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
  5. cascode

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: A mild but pleasant nose that mainly shows gentle cereal aromas plus a little orchard fruit. It's not deep or complex. A touch of light citrus and a little vanilla arises after some time resting in the glass. Palate: The profile is soft and grainy with a sweet arrival tinged by a warm spice (mild ginger? faint cinnamon? white pepper?). The development is very fast and short with little coming through other than more light fruitiness - maybe some white grape and pale stone-fruits. The texture is pleasant but unremarkable. Finish: Short. The mild cereal/fruit character dissipates into a spirity aftertaste with miniscule flourishes of vanilla and mint. A pedestrian but acceptable whisky of shallow and inoffensive character. If I tasted this blind I would mistake it for a bottom-shelf Irish or grainy blended scotch. It's sippable, but is best used as a mixer in a highball, which I believe is the classic way of taking it in Japan. The nose is quite spirity immediately after pouring so if drinking neat give it a little time (just a couple of minutes) and once the initial alcohol vapours burn away the softness becomes apparent. The palate is clean and crisp but of no great moment, and the finish is short and unremarkable. You can taste the obvious presence of a lot of grain whisky in this, but it's of good quality. The malt component is exhausted during the development and the finish is dominated by flavours from the grain whisky and the sweetness of ethanol. I reviewed this 2 years ago here and gave it 1.5 stars. This re-taste is based on a 30ml sample gifted me by a friend (than you, Wei). I did think it was a little richer this time and I'm increasing my rating to 2 stars. However at the local price of AUS$70 a bottle this is not good value for money at all. If you want a light, crisp, cereal dominant blend for a highball you're much better off with Johnnie Walker Red Label, Cutty Sark or Black & White, all of which are nearly half the price. "Acceptable" : 2 stars
    70.0 AUD per Bottle
  6. Fernan-Abuid

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    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
  7. Yuichiro

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    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
  8. JC008

    Tasted
    1.0
    1.0 out of 5 stars
  9. SecondHandTime

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    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Never seen it in the States but when I was in Japan this was at 7 eleven and it was shockingly cheap and good. Not complex or interesting but maybe one of the best hard drinking whiskeys ever! Went down like water! Apple juice as a whiskey. Kinda like Canadian but even lighter
  10. luna17

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Highball
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