Ohishi Single Sherry Cask
From the Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan, the Ohishi Sherry Cask is a whisky distilled from rice and aged in first and second fill sherry casks. The Ohishi Distillery uses at least 30% gohyakumanishi rice grown on its own fields, rounded out with mochi rice Kumamoto. Founded in 1872, this is one of the oldest distilleries in Japan, located on the banks of the Kuma River, a water source that is prized for its purity.
Nose: This rice whisky is deceptively soft on the nose, with a sherry cask influence that comes through much more strongly on the palate.
Taste: It’s nutty with notes of almond, dates, and leather; a hint of vanilla lingers on the finish.
Finish: It’s an elegant whisky, light in body but with complex layers of flavor.
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 42.3%