Ohishi Distillery

Whisky Brandy Cask 10 Year

Whisky, Brandy Cask 10 Year, Ohishi Distillery

• Japanese rice whisky produced by Ohishi Distillery in Mizukami, Japan
• Distilled from a combination of estate-grown and locally sourced malted and unmalted grains
• An initial seven-day clay pot fermentation period is kickstarted with white koji seed
• A second, fourteen-day fermentation period takes place in stainless steel
• Distilled in stainless steel pot stills
• Aged in ex-brandy casks for 10 years
• Wet leather, cherry, prune, and dried mushroom lead on the nose; the palate is soft and oily with flavors of pear, cherry, molasses, and Oloroso sherry; the finish is drying with oak, sea salt, and red apple skin
• 41.7% ABV

By using brandy casks for maturation, the elegance of Ohishi’s distillate is allowed to shine as it interplays with French oak and residual brandy. The resulting whisky shows surprising character, bridging the gap between Ohishi’s house style of rice whisky and a fine Brandy de Jerez.

Info

Vintage:
NV
Country:
Japan
Region:
Kumamoto
Appellation:
Kumamoto Prefecture
Spirit Type:
Japanese Whisky
Spirit Sub Type:
Rice Whisky

Sizes Available

Full Bottle JP-XOH-01-10 12/750ml

Tasting Notes

Ohishi Brandy Cask 10 Year Whisky is rice whisky that has been fully distilled, matured, and bottled by Ohishi Distillery in Mizukami, Japan. Like all Ohishi whiskies, the Brandy Cask 10 Year is distilled from a combination of estate-grown and locally sourced malted and unmalted grains which undergo a 21-day fermentation before being distilled in stainless steel pot stills. The spirit is then aged 10 years in ex-brandy casks. The resulting whisky shows surprising character, bridging the gap between Ohishi’s house style of rice whisky and a fine Brandy de Jerez. Wet leather, cherry, prune, and dried mushroom lead on the nose. The palate is soft and oily with flavors of pear, cherry, molasses, and Oloroso sherry. The finish is drying with oak, sea salt, and red apple skin. By using brandy casks for maturation, the elegance of Ohishi’s distillate is allowed to shine as it interplays with French oak and residual brandy. 42.7% ABV.