About Shunka Shuto Spring Japanese Blended Whiskey
A brand-new venture, Shiki Distillery is located in the Hyogo Prefecture, just northwest of Osaka, Japan. Famous for its pristine nature, waters and mountains, the region is also the home of the best rice wine in Japan, Yamada Nishiki. Like many distilleries just starting out and preparing to distill their own spirits, Shiki Distillery began by curating and blending spirits from other producers – the best of Japan. Offering a collection of aged and unaged malt whiskies as well as blended whisky, the Four Seasons expressions are their first releases. The word "Shiki" means "four seasons" in Japanese and the four whiskies are intended to reflect the character of four seasons in Japan.
Shunka Shuto Spring Japanese Blended Whisky is a blend of Japanese whiskies that are married and aged in American white oak. Inspired by the fresh and breezy energy of spring, the time of "Hanami", or cherry blossom viewings, this edition offers a light and floral nose with aromas of pear and a refreshing palate with notes of juicy fruits, light honey and shortbread. Bottled at 80 proof, this is a superb Japanese blended whisky.
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About Japanese Whisky
Although maybe not be the first Spirit you would think of when Japan is mentioned; the Japanese make one of the best types of whisky in the world. It’s heavily influenced by scotch but with smoother and delicate notes.
The history of the Japanese whisky is not even a century old, but in this short time, the Japanese blended and single malts have taken over the world by storm and can easily go against their whisk(e)y counterparts from across the globe.
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