Asakura Brandy Cask Finish Barrel Aged Shochu 40% 500ml
This premium Japanese barley shochu is produced at the Shinozaki distillery. Matured in oak for 6 years and finished for 6 months in Cognac casks. We rate this so highly that we serve it at our Japanese whisky masterclass – even thought it’s not technically whisky.
Nose: Orange Blossom, Marzipan, Tarte Tatin, Nutmeg
Palate: Warm and inviting. Muscovado sugar, caramel with freshly ground nutmeg. Stewed apricots and quince jelly. Shortbread crumbs with a delicate drop of bergamot oil. Beautifully rounded with gingerbread and Christmas spice.
Finish: Full bodied and complex, with a satisfying long lasting and lingering finish.
– Tasting Notes by importer The Kokoro World