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. Made in Niigata, SHINOBU (meaning “Forbearance” in Japanese) Whisky is hand crafted by the creative master blender, Mr. Usami, by carefully selecting whisky from different distilleries which are first reserved in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks and then finishing them with precious Japanese Mizunara oak. The blended expression contains 50% malt and 50% grain. 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.
TASTING NOTES BY 2019 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE
Softly roasted nuts, jellied pear, and honeysuckle all come through on the nose of this Japanese whisky. Black pepper and clove come through early on the palate, ripe citrus fruit and baked apples developing before a long, smooth finish.
✔︎ Gold Medal (76th Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, 2019)
✔︎ Gold Medal (San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2019)
✔︎ Gold Medal (International Whisky Competition, 2019)
✔︎ Silver Medal (Bartender Spirits Award, 2019)
✔︎ Scored 88 Points (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2019)cl/43%