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. SHINOBU means “Forbearance” in Japanese as it is how the distiller’s spirit should be when making quality whisky. Shinobu Whisky is hand crafted by the creative distiller, Mr. Usami, by carefully selecting whisky from around the world which are first reserved in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks and then finishing them with precious Japanese Mizunara oak in Japan. 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.
✔︎ Silver Medal (San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2020)
✔︎ Silver Medal (76th Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, 2019)
✔︎ Scored 89 Points (Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2019)
Telltale aromas of candied orange peel, toffee, sweet smoke, and toasted hazelnuts are augmented by distinctive herbal tea and spice notes. The palate is surprisingly mellow, with more fruit-forward characteristics bolstered by pepper and spice on the finish. (BY 2019 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE)
Nose: Vanilla, plums, minty
Palate: Slightly sweet, spices, vanilla, citrus, smoky oak
Finish: Medium, sweet, woody, minty, slight bitterness
All natural without colouring. Non-chill filtered.
Cask Type: Japanese Oak Mizunara Wood Finish