Shinobu 15 Years Old Mizunara Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

“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 vintage expressions are made by carefully selecting quality whiskies from different distilleries, which are first reserved in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, then finished with precious Japanese Mizunara Oak. This expression has been matured for 15 years.

    Nose:    Deep wood aroma, maltose, nectar, blueberry.

    Taste:    Oily, ripe fruit, Mizunara wood, milk coffee, lemon peel, leather, cinnamon, ginger.

    Finish:    Long, strong oakiness, deep floral woody scent, furriness.