Shinobu Lightly Peated Mizunara Oak Pure Malt 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 Lightly Peated Pure Malt Whisky was crafted by master blender, Mr. Usami Ken who blended malts aged in sherry and bourbon hogshead casks before finishing them in precious Japanese Mizunara Oak.

    Nose:    Minty and creamy with some light peat and a touch of lemon. Hints of charcoal ash and smoke.

    Taste:    Moderate peaty flavour on the palate, mingled with toasted oak, charcoal ash, dry grass and a hint of saltiness.

    Finish:    Lingering taste of toasted wood with lots of sweetness from roasted malt.