Ohishi "Islay Cask Finish" Whisky
(Japan) [WA 92]
Regular price $100.00 Sale price $78.97 Save $21.03
Ohishi is the closest distillery to the source of the Kuma River. The Kuma River is one of the 3 fastest flowing in Japan and is renowned for its superior water quality. The Ohishi Distillery is blessed with fertile Soil and clear underground water, elements of an environment in which it upholds tradition but is always open to experimenting with new approaches. They use 30% of rice grown in their own fields. The gohyakumanishi rice is grown in Ubuyamamura using an organic farming method that involves the use of koi carp to control weeds in paddy fields). They combine it with a mochi rice from Kumamoto Prefecture as a main ingredient. With about 1200 Sherry and Brandy casks, Ohishi Distillery puts a lot of effort into maturing its products over a long period of time.
Ageing: MATURED IN SHERRY AND EX-BRANDY CASKS FOR 5-6 YEARS AND THEN FINISH IN EX-ISLAY WHISKY CASKS FROM 2-3 YEARS.
HINTS OF SMOKE, TOASTED MARSHMALLOW AND VANILLA
92 Points - Whisky Advocate
"Drink this the next time you want a mug of hot chocolate by a roaring peat fire. Whole lemon, earthy chocolaty peat notes, gentle ashy smoke, mocha, and Nutella on the nose, with some deeper sooty charcoal notes. After a 32-month finish in Islay casks, this carries plenty of weight, with flavors of chocolate brownie, dates, cocoa powder, and light ground pepper that intensifies into a riot of smokin’ hot peppercorns."