Ohishi Distillery

Whisky Tokubetsu Reserve

Whisky, Tokubetsu Reserve, Ohishi Distillery
  • Japanese rice whisky produced by Ohishi Distillery in Mizukami, Japan
  • A blend of 27-year-old (29%), 10-year-old (35%), and 7-year-old (36%) Ohishi Sherry Cask whiskies
  • 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 sherry casks
  • Aromas of pear, vanilla custard, amaretto, and mushroom transition to a palate of dried fig, tobacco, clove, white peppercorn, and oak with a substantial sherry influence; vanilla, butterscotch, raisin on the finish round out the finish
  • 5% ABV

Considered the crown jewel of the Ohishi Distillery, this special release combines the expertise of two generations of Ohishi Master Distillers to craft this extraordinary rice whisky. The oldest whisky in the blend was distilled by the father of current Master Distiller, Kazunori Oishi, in 1974 to commemorate Kazunori’s birth. Less than 1,500 bottles of this whisky are available worldwide.

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-03-NV 12/750ml

Tasting Notes

Ohishi Tokubetsu Reserve Whisky is a rice whisky produced by the Ohishi Distillery in Mizukami, Japan. A blend of 27-year-old (29%), 10-year-old (35%), and 7-year-old (36%) Ohishi Sherry Cask whiskies distilled from malted and unmalted grains, this special release combines the expertise of two generations of Ohishi Master Distillers to craft what is considered the crown jewel of the Ohishi Distillery. The oldest whisky in the blend was distilled by the father of current Master Distiller, Kazunori Oishi, in 1974 to commemorate Kazunori’s birth. The 27-year-old whisky provides dark oak and the marks of old age, while the 7 and 10-year-old casks lend a youthfulness and zest, providing harmony and complexity to the final product. Aromas of pear, vanilla custard, amaretto, and mushroom transition to a palate of dried fig, tobacco, clove, white peppercorn, and oak with a substantial sherry influence; vanilla, butterscotch, and raisin round out the finish. Less than 1,500 bottles of this whisky are available worldwide. 40.5% ABV.