Not often seen outside of Japan, Kirin doesn’t have the exposure Suntory or Nikka has. A blended whisky, this was their 2016 limited edition release in Japan.
Distilled/Owned by: Kirin
Aged For: 18 Years
Mashbill: Blended whiskey
Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Sweet sherry, vanilla, chocolate, citrus, ginger, and lavender.
Taste: Almond, butterscotch, pomegranate, raisin, orange peel, and a touch of oak.
Finish: Warm and medium in length with sherry and vanilla sweetness.
Thoughts: A good sherried malt that leans toward the sweet side.
Score: 82 out of 100