Tag: sherry

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY MONTILLA WINE CASK

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY MONTILLA WINE CASK

Tonight we get involved with bottle 2 of 3 in the second series of THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY. This time around we have a Yamazaki aged for 9 years in an ex-Montilla wine cask, bottled in 2019 at 55% abv. Montilla Wine Let’s get […]

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY REFILL SHERRY CASK

Review: THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY YAMAZAKI DISTILLERY REFILL SHERRY CASK

The other day I happened to come across the second volume of the “THE ESSENCE of SUNTORY WHISKY” series being sold on Amazon JP at retail price. It’s quite odd since they are not supposed to be sold to members of the general public — […]

The Essence of Suntory Whisky Volume 2: Yamazaki loves Spain

The Essence of Suntory Whisky Volume 2: Yamazaki loves Spain

One of the first major announcements last year was the The Essence of Suntory Whisky series. At the time I mentioned that those were the first three releases, with more to come. Suntory has honored their promise and is today officially releasing the next lineup! […]

Review: Karuizawa 21, 1991, The School of Malt – Lesson III, Number One Drinks, Selected by Dave Broom, Sherry Butt #9091, 63.7% abv.

Review: Karuizawa 21, 1991, The School of Malt – Lesson III, Number One Drinks, Selected by Dave Broom, Sherry Butt #9091, 63.7% abv.

From the, in my opinion, strange looking The School of Malt, Dave Broom labels. Dave Broom is the author of “Whisky: A User’s Guide” and also writes/reviews for a variety of outlets, such as Whisky Advocate [he also wrote The Way of Whisky: A Journey […]

Review: Karuizawa 30 year sherry cask #5347, red geisha label

Review: Karuizawa 30 year sherry cask #5347, red geisha label

Karuizawa is considered the top Japanese whisky brand, well because it tastes good. The typical “lost distillery” story: bad times came upon the distillery, distillery gets acquired by a company that isn’t interested in whisky production, another party comes in and buys all the old […]

Review: Nikka Black Rich Blend Extra Sherry

Review: Nikka Black Rich Blend Extra Sherry

Nikka Black Rich Blend Extra Sherry is the latest from Nikka, just released on May 29, 2018. Similar to how last winter’s Nikka Black Aromatic was a limited edition of Nikka Black, Extra Sherry here is a limited edition take on Nikka Black Rich Blend. […]

Black Nikka Rich Blend Extra Sherry is official

Black Nikka Rich Blend Extra Sherry is official

Nikka Whisky has now officially announced the release of Black Nikka Rich Blend Extra Sherry, the first-ever limited edition of the Rich Blend brand. It’s coming along May 29, just in time to buy a bottle for Father’s Day. Regular readers of this site have of […]

Akashi Oloroso Sherry Cask 3 Year Old 1st Fill

Akashi Oloroso Sherry Cask 3 Year Old 1st Fill

Eigashima Distillery’s latest release is the Akashi Oloroso Sherry Cask 3yo 1st Fill, a single malt whisky out of the small distillery that sits just beside the Seto Inland Sea. Unlike the previous Akashi Oloroso Sherry Cask 5yo release, which was just finished in Oloroso casks […]

Black Nikka Rich Blend Extra Sherry on May 29

Black Nikka Rich Blend Extra Sherry on May 29

Although not yet announced by Nikka, several online shops have today put up pre-orders for a new edition of Rich Blend: Black Nikka Rich Blend Extra Sherry. This is a limited edition of Black Nikka Rich Blend, but we don’t know how limited just yet. […]

Honkaku Mugi Shochu + Sherry “Taru no Shizuku”

Honkaku Mugi Shochu + Sherry “Taru no Shizuku”

Adventurous! Nihon Shurui Hanbai has announced the release of a wild new barley shochu. The “Taru no Shizuku” (“cask’s drip”) is not only rested in a sherry cask, it’s blended with a 10y aged sherry to give it a distinct amber color and sweet, rich […]