Shinobu 10 Years Old Pure Malt Lightly Peated Mizunara Oak

“Shinobu” means “Forbearance” in Japanese, symbolizing the spirit of a samurai, like making great spirits which takes time, patience and persistence.
Shinobu distillery is located in a beautiful area Niigata prefecture of Japan, a place that is praised for its rich white treasures of “water source”, “white rice” and “sake”.
In the distillation house, there is a passionate whisky enthusiast and experienced brewer “Usama Ken”, who is also the founder of Niigata Beer Co Ltd. As an innovator at heart, Mr. Usami was the first brewer to apply secondary bottle fermentation and aging in Niigata Beer. As an experienced brewer, Mr. Usami dreams of creating a local whisky distillery that will be able to showcase the quality of local pure water and serves the passionate community of spirit lovers. Eventually in 2017, Mr. Usami obtained the first whisky license for Niigata (another first!) and thus started his journey as taking on a distiller role.

Shinobu Pure Malt Whisky 10 Year Old Lightly Peated has been matured in sherry and bourbon hogshead casks for more than 10 years, before finishing them in precious Japanese Mizunara Oak.

    Nose:    Delicious aroma with loads of malt and hints of sour wort, dry grass and wet wood from light peat.

    Taste:    Lots of malt and light peat bring on an intense taste of smoke, salt and hint of coke.

    Finish:    Ends on smoke with dashes of salt and mineral.