The Koshi-No Shinobu Pure Malt Whisky
Niigata is known in Japan for its Three White treasures, i.e. snow, rice and sake, and a naturally blessed environment for pure water source. Shinobu means Forbearance in Japanese as it is how the distillers spirit should be when making quality whisky. Shinobu Whisky is hand crafted by the creative distiller, Mr. Usami, by carefully selecting whisky from around the world which are first reserved in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks and then finishing them with precious Japanese Mizunara oak in Japan. The result is a unique fusion of flavours and dynamic explosion in palate yet so smooth and easy to drink. All natural with no colouring.
SILVER MEDAL, Shinobu Pure Malt Whisky, Niigata, Japan (San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020)
Silver Medal (76th Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, 2019)
Scored 89 Points (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2019)
Vanilla, plums, mint
Slightly sweet, spices, vanilla, citrus, smoky oak
Medium, sweet, woody, minty, slight bitterness