Ohishi Sakura Cherrywood Whisky
(Japan) [WA 93]
Regular price $100.00 Sale price $78.97 Save $21.03
About the Distillery:
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. It is “gohyakumanishi”( 5 million stones) rice. 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.
THE SAKURA (CHERRY BLOSSOM) TREES USED FOR THE CASKS ARE GROWN LOCALLY IN KUMAMOTO
MILD OAK SPICE, CRÈME BRULEE. THE FINISH LINGERS ON THE PALATE IN A LOVELY MANNER.
93 Points - Whisky Advocate
"This second batch was sherry matured before a 27–month sakura cask finish; it’s intricate and contemplative. Cherry lozenge, caramelized sugar, black currant, strawberries with cream on puff pastry, rose petal, vanilla icing, apricot, coriander seed, and white pepper, though the aromas can be quite fleeting. The palate glides through gentle honey, strawberry, tingling spices, caramel, stone fruit, light cherry, and hints of red apple. Utterly charming: the Hello Kitty of whiskies."