Japanese Style – New Range

We have been working hard to find new and unusual Japanese whiskies for all our customers. So far we have added over 32 new Japanese blends, single malts and gins.

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Here’s our pick of the new bottlings.

Ichiro’s Malt Double Distilleries Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

The Double Distilleries pure malt whisky combines malts from the closed Hanyu and new Chichibu distilleries. The Akuto family, whose history with sake production dates back to the 17th century, had operated the Hanyu distillery up until 2000 when the distillery was silenced due to financial difficulties and eventually dismantled in 2004 under new ownership. Bottled at 46% it has been matured, vatted and bottled at Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu distillery.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Plenty of oak with sweet aromas and slightly floral. Green fruits take the lead of pears and apples.

Taste: More green fruits and sweetness with plenty of oak. Some spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. The mouthfeel does have a soapy effect.

Finish: Lots of sweet spices, plenty of drying oak, liquorice, and creamy mint ice cream.

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Akashi White Oak Aged 3 Years Japanese Blended Whisky

Another superb release from this small Japanese distillery. Given the history of this distillery it’s not a surprise that they decided to mature some of their spirit in ex-Sake barrels. We are not sure this has ever been achieved or tried before but we know the outcome is very special indeed.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Toasted walnuts and vanilla combine with a little earthy note.

Palate: Citrus and stewed fruits, chocolate, banana, apples and oily.

Finish: Black tea, hints of peat and vanilla.

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Super Nikka Blended Japanese Whisky

A very good blended whisky from Nikka with plenty of fruity flavours.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Citrus, touch of smoke and honey sweetness.

Palate: Citrus and spices, orange oils and vanilla.

Finish: Sherry notes, spices and slightly smoky.

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