Ohishi Distillery 10 Year Old Ex-Brandy Cask
Matured for a full decade ex-Brandy casks, 6th generation Master Distiller Kazunori Ohishi is able to coax a perfect, harmonious marriage between the famed local aromatic rice grains used in this whisky and the floral, vinous character from the casks. Available in very limited release.
Nose: Oaky, ashy, nutty, bits of citrus, grainy sweetness and dried dark fruit and leather. A touch of peppery spice rounds it out nicely and alludes to something that might open more with time, but the initial impression is quite nice.
Taste: A sherry bomb explodes on the palate sending shrapnel of rich vanilla, citrus, dried dark fruit, oily nuts, ash, oak and a strange but alluring sweetness. Like the aroma it has a bit of pepper to it and hints at opening up to more complexity with time.
Finish: Long and fueled by sherry with bits of cocoa, dark fruit, ash and spice.
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 42.2%