SHINOBU DISTILLERY, located in Niigata Prefecture, is surrounded by Sea of Japan and beautiful mountains. Niigata is praised for its “Three White Treasures” – the Snow, Rice, and Sake, thanks to its pure water source. The SHIN Blended Whisky is made by carefully selected malt and grain whisky and aged in ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks before finishing in rare Japanese Mizunara Oak. The Master Distiller, Ken Usami, meticulously blended this exceptional whisky that contains 50% of malted barley and 50% of grain, creating a smooth whisky that has sweet vanilla aroma on the nose, elegant woody texture, following a delicate sandalwood finish from Mizunawa Oak. “SHIN” means “Integrity” in Japanese, which is the core creed of Samurai tradition.
✔︎ Silver 93pts (International Wine & Spirit Competition 2022)
✔︎ Bronze (World Whisky Awards, 2022)
Aroma: Vanilla, caramel, and delicate fruity flavor.
Palate: Subtle sweetness, with toasted bread flavor and hints of cinnamon and nutmeg..
Finish: Woody aftertaste with oriental sandalwood aroma.
Cask Type: Mizunara Cask Finish
Distillery: Shinobu Distillery
Alcohol Content: 43%