The Shinobu Pure Malt is an extremely unique Japanese Whiskey from Niigata area, which is known for its “Three White” treasures - snow, rice and sake. Niigata is also a naturally blessed environment for pure water source and thermal baths.
Translated from Japanese, Shinobu means 'tolerance'. This refers to the spirit of the real distiller. The Japanese believe that the maker of the quality whiskey should be very patient and tolerant.
The Shinobu Pure Malt Whiskey is a handmade luxury whiskey with 43% alcohol content. The whiskey undergoes a careful production process. The blends are first aged in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks and then finished with precious Japanese Mizunara oak.
In the glass beautiful amber-colored with golden hues. Nice combination of vanilla, plum and peppermint on the nose. Slightly sweet and spicy on the palate with hints of vanilla, citrus and smoky oak. In the medium-long and sweet aftertaste notes of mint and light bitterness.
✔︎ Silver Medal (76th Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, 2019)
✔︎ Scored 89 points (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2019)