Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

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Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Ryguy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:25 pm

Welcome to the Japanese Whisky Live Tasting

The Whiskies

Any Japanese whiskies you may have...

Date and Time
Based on the poll that was conducted, everyone was going to be available on different weekends. So to get as many people involved as possible, this tasting will be open for the following three weekends.

Friday April 9th - Sunday April 11th
Friday April 16th - Sunday April 18th
Friday April 23rd - Sunday April 25th

Start time - 7:00pm GMT

About...
For those of you who do not know what these are about, they run for generally 12+ hours and we all sit down (at various times) to taste a range of whiskies and share our notes and comments on the forum. Have a look in the Live Tasting Forum for past events.

They are a great way to meet people on the forum, chat about your experiences and learn something new about the whiskies you have, and we all end up having a good time.

Please feel free to join in and post any comments or tasting notes you have. Tasting notes can be added using the Tasting Note tab on the postings page. (Note, the Age field on the tasting must be a number such as 7,9,10,18)

We look forward to seeing you beginning Friday evening..... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:39 am

Nikka Taketsuru 21 43%

This has won the WWA for best blended malt whisky for the last couple of years so here goes.

Nose: Masses of sweet oak, wheat, peaches, and the first hints I've had from this one of some sherry in the equation. After a while there are some floral notes.

Palate: Salt, big oak, malt, biscuity, ginger spice, black pepper, the soft coating on the outside of peanuts. Packs a lot more punch than 43% might suggest.

Finish: Is warming and a tad alcoholic. Medium length, mainly leaves some fresh mintyness and peanuts on the palate then a little dry.

Tonight - 85/100

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:02 am

Suntory Pure Malt "Hokutu" aged 12 years 40%

This has the black label and top. There is also a Suntory Hokuto Blend with a white label and top.

Nose: Dreamy mix of gentle oak, vanilla, cream, tropical fruits such as banana, papaya(paw paw) and guava.

Palate: Smooth and creamy mouth feel and basically follows the nose with some white pepper spice thrown in.

Finish: Is warming of medium length, spicy, oaky and herbaceous.

I have loved this whisky from the moment I opened the bottle. Nothing changes tonight. It's been a while since I've had the Yama and Hakushu SM 12 year olds, but if memory serves me correctly, from the same family tree I prefer this. Great value too at about Euro20 in Japan.

Tonight - 90/100

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:27 am

Karuizawa SM 17 40%

Nose: Struck match type sulphury notes but in this case not in a bad way.
Sherry, marmalade on toast. Hint of glue.

Palate: Sherry, oak, a little nutty, smoke.

Finish: Sherry, smokey, pepper, dry.

This is an odd malt that's lacks complexity an cohesion. It's not bad, in some ways it's interesting, it's just not special.

Tonight 83/100

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:59 am

Ganga wrote:I'd like to thank Ryan for setting this up for everyone. Hope everyone gets a chance to ask questions, provide some notes and generally enjoy themselves.

Nikka Pure Malt 12

Glass: minicairn
Nose: sweet bread (not sweet breads), plum skins, straw, cracked wheat
Palate: dough, black pepper, bay leaves, oregano
Finish: relatively short, plum wine with a touch of pepper

This is really good whisky. Hope I can get another bottle of this returned from Japan.



Is this the Nikka Pure Malt 12 "Hokkaido" Ganga?

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:21 pm

I need to pay more attention , never noticed this ! :oops:
Good Job i picked up a Yamazaki 12 and a Hakusku 12 in the Bowmore Distillery Visitors Centre on Friday Morning......Better than picking up Bowmore Whisky i suppose...... :P
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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:23 pm

Collector57 wrote:N : Spicy and chocolatey with something sweet that I can't identify - molasses perhaps? Again quite a big spirit hit.


P : Initially some lemon in here. Then it gets quite peaty (last time I tried this it appeared to be just a little peat that came in, this time it seems more, but I still don't know if it's peated or my imagination).
Then some asphalt. I find this quite complex - there's more there than I have managed to identify (very tired after yesterday's 6 hours in A&E and Thursday's all-night vigil).

F : Reasonably long with more asphalt.

Very nice and far superior to the 1991 IMO



Which batch of 1992 is this C57? Thanks

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:26 pm

Karuizawa 1982 56.1% For the Whisky Exchange 10th Anniversary.
First Fill Sherry Cask 2748

Nose - Sherried Christmas Cake straight away , The Dried Fruits , The Cake Dough , Menthol and Mint , fantastic nose ! Even a whiff of Coffee and smoke .
Palate - I'll stick with my original notes i made from a sample , a lovely dry sherriness , again coffee , smoke , spices (cloves , christmas cake....) , an incredible mouthfeel !
Finish - A lovely long dry Sherriness , menthol and Cloves .
Comment - So glad i finally decided to buy a bottle of this , A beautiful Single malt from the land of the rising sun , i'd put this up against anything from Scotland . Must have been a top class sherry cask !

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:32 pm

Collector57 wrote:Yoichi 20, 52%

Excellent! This I really like - goes on the buy list.



Expensive, but worth every penny. One of my top 10 whiskys.

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:48 pm

Hakushu 12yo 43.5%

Nose - Very light at first , honey sweetness , Quite Fruity (tinned pears and peaches spring to mind....) , a waft of cigar smoke.....
Palate - Again fruity (pears definitely on the palate ) , very smooth across the palate , a touch of peat / smoke but not a lot .
Finish - A quite sweet (Honey) finish with a touch of lemon .
Comment - This is better than what i remembered from a tasting i first had it at , very pleasant and i may return to Bowmore to pick up another bottle at their very reasonable price in the summer !

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:28 pm

10yo Yamazaki 40%
12yo Yamazaki 43%
May as well do them Head to Head....
Nose(10yo) - A very clean nose , loads of pears , lightly spiced and vanilla .
Nose(12yo) - Again a clean nose , very orangie , vanilla and oak .
Palate(10yo) - Fruity and vanilla but quite light (in a wishy-washy way) on the palate .
Palate(12yo) - Quite fruity on the palate , spices , vanilla , a touch of sweetness .
Finish(10yo) - Quite a fruity finish , Oaky and spicy .
Finish(12yo) - A nice clean finish , with pear juice and an oaky spiciness .
Comment - These are really nice drams , the 10yo is slightly lacking something at it's 40% (don't get me wrong it's still very drinkable !) , the 12yo has a slight edge with it's slightly stronger strength but it has something extra as well . The 12yo reminds me of a Glen Moray and is my fav of the 2 , though they have a long way to go to match the SMWS Yamazakis i've had .

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:40 pm

I do like the Screw tops on the Suntory bottles !

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:52 pm

It's a while since i first tasted a Japanese whisky ( A not very nice Yoichi in the Lochside) but my first Society Yamazaki (119.8 ) changed my opinion on Japanese Whisky . Since then the Standard Yamas have kept me amused , though the 18yo didn't impress me , but The Whisky Exchange really impressed me with their Karuizawa's (the 67 and the 82 ) . Their Hakushu was nice as well . Others (mainly blends ) have been so-so but on the whole i've been impressed by Japanese whisky and long may it continue .

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:19 pm

Collector57 wrote:I have

    Hakushu 12 unopened, whih I may open for this
    Karuizawa 1991
    Karuizawa 1992
    Nikka "From the Barrel"
    Yamazaki Sherry Cask
    Yamazaki 12
    Yoichi 20
    SMWS 113.13 Yoichi 1985 23


Don't forget the Yoichi 1991 and Nikka White. :thumbsup:

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:02 am

Just had a Nikka White 46%. Great whisky, notes will follow.

All the samples/bottles I have are whiskies I have tried before except this one: Yamazaki sherry cask 48%.
n: beautiful heavily sherried with all the expected, leather, chocolate, some honey, after some time and a drop of wter I smell oranges
t: sherried, later oranges
f: without water a little rough, with a drop of water nice sweet and fruity finish.
c: A'bunadh sherry style at first.

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:08 am

Just had a Nikka White 46%. Great whisky, notes will follow.

All the samples/bottles I have are whiskies I have tried before except this one: Yamazaki sherry cask 48%.
n: beautiful heavily sherried with all the expected, leather, chocolate, some honey, after some time and a drop of wter I smell oranges
t: sherried, later oranges
f: without water a little rough, with a drop of water nice sweet and fruity finish.
c: A'bunadh sherry style at first.

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:37 am

Ras Mazunga wrote:Just had a Nikka White 46%. Great whisky, notes will follow.



Is this the Nikka Pure Malt White RM? If so my bottle from Japan is 43% not 46%. I love this whisky and it's overt peatyness.

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Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:20 am

Yes, it is the Pure Malt and it is 43%. I was misstaken.
Very affordable too for 22.95 euro.

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Wave » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:20 am

I'm just opening one of my Japanese whisky's tonight, but it is a special one.
Hanyu 20yo 1985 Gu Bràth Matthew D. Forrest 57% alc/vol

N: Sherry notes, rose hips, chocolate

P: Spicy and sweet like raisins/prunes, cherries

F: Long and drying, salt and black pepper, slightly sweetened


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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:17 am

Suntory Pure Malt Aged 7 Years Black label(Yamazaki distillery) 43%

Nose: Smooth quite heavy sherry. Oak, raisins, stone fruit(plums?), wood stain. What seems like a touch of peat or smoke.

Palate: Palate is ripe stone fruit, christmas cake, raisins, wood stain and again that hint of smoke/burnt twigs/matches.... or something like that.

Finish: Spicy, raisins, sherry, hot on the palate(not alcoholic heat), generally warming and of medium length. A little dry.

I wouldn't pick this for a young whisky, it's far too composed and focused. This has spent time in a very good sherry butt.

Really enjoyable

Tonight 89/100

Almost gave it an extra point but I thought that would sound ridiculous for a 7 year old. Maybe 89 already does?

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:53 am

White Oak Distillery SM Aged 5 Years 45%

Nose: Well the colour is yellow box honey and the nose follows suit. Is this only 5 years old!? Oak and tinned apricots, treacle, fresh dough. Smooth and balanced.

Palate: Honey and treacle on crumpets, soft oak, dough, maybe some cinnamon or nutmeg spice, certainly ginger.

Finish: Nicely spicy, yet also creamy with good length. Some mineral like quality's and lingering.........lingering smoke. Where did that come from?

Again, really fantastic for the age. This is a working distillery so I wish these guys all the best. From what I've tasted they have a big future if they can get their product out and don't go the way of the Dodo.

If you asked me what whiskys have a similar(of course not exact) profile I would say HP12 and Glenfarclas 21. Think your honey/heather styles. IMO this is better balanced and preferable to either of those.

88/100 Bring on a 12 year old!

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

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dramtastic wrote:White Oak Distillery SM Aged 5 Years 45%

Nose: Well the colour is yellow box honey and the nose follows suit. Is this only 5 years old!? Oak and tinned apricots, treacle, fresh dough. Smooth and balanced.

Palate: Honey and treacle on crumpets, soft oak, dough, maybe some cinnamon or nutmeg spice, certainly ginger.

Finish: Nicely spicy, yet also creamy with good length. Some mineral like quality's and lingering.........lingering smoke. Where did that come from?

Again, really fantastic for the age. This is a working distillery so I wish these guys all the best. From what I've tasted they have a big future if they can get their product out and don't go the way of the Dodo.

If you asked me what whiskys have a similar(of course not exact) profile I would say HP12 and Glenfarclas 21. Think your honey/heather styles. IMO this is better balanced and preferable to either of those.

88/100 Bring on a 12 year old!



Note: At the last sip this delivers vegetal/earthy peat a plenty. Complex, Yum!

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:22 am

Yoichi SM NAS 43%

Nose: Immediately recognisable Yoichi OB nose of sherry, oak, malted honey, varnish and sweet peat.

Palate: Honey, golden syrup, oak, malt and sweet peat.

Finish: Malty, bran, quite dry and minty, vegetal peat. Very good length.

Tonight 84/100

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:00 pm

Hakushu 12 years old 43.5%
Colour: Amber
Nose: Paint tester pot, Honey, Licorice root
Palate: Rolling tobacco in a Sauna, mature Cheese Wax
Finish: Cereal, Smoke

Comment: A very nice malt and would buy it if it way priced slightly less (currently £50+)

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Postby ClubSmed » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:03 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Spirit of Islay wrote:I do like the Screw tops on the Suntory bottles !

Agreed Gordon. They have a particular feel of quality that, say, G&M's don't.

I can see no reason why all whiskies shouldn't have screw tops if hey were this quality

I couldn't agree more!

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:51 pm

ClubSmed wrote:Hakushu 12 years old 43.5%

Comment: A very nice malt and would buy it if it way priced slightly less (currently £50+)



Matt it's £38 a bottle at Bowmore Distillery......if you happen to visit Islay......

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Postby ClubSmed » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:25 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
ClubSmed wrote:Hakushu 12 years old 43.5%

Comment: A very nice malt and would buy it if it way priced slightly less (currently £50+)



Matt it's £38 a bottle at Bowmore Distillery......if you happen to visit Islay......

I was there 2 weeks ago and managed to miss this somehow :evil:

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:10 pm

ClubSmed wrote:I was there 2 weeks ago and managed to miss this somehow :evil:


Don't worry it happens to the best of us.....
Back in 2004 i wandered in and out of the Old Kiln for 3 days before i noticed the 1990 Ardbeg Japanese Release.......D'oh !

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:16 pm

C_I wrote:
Or you could try it here (Saves a trip to Islay and it is even slightly cheaper* ;) ):

http://www.singlemaltwhiskyshop.com

*when shipping is not included..


It's more fun going to Islay to buy it C_I :D
And there's something so good about going into there and coming out with Japanese whisky after being ignored the past 3 times we've been in.....

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:44 pm

Collector57 wrote:Nikka from the Barrel


This is unbelievable for the price. I would have taken this for a single malt.



Exactly how I felt when I first tried this and subsequently as well.
I'd like to see anyone pick this as blend in a blind tasting.

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby Ryguy » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:46 pm

Excellent notes everyone, I really enjoyed reading them all. I have 5 samples at home that I've been longing to try, so I'll be getting to them this week for sure.

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby whiskywall » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:48 pm

Nikka Yoichi 25y/o Single Cask #308798:


C:lustrous yellow

N:marshmallow, hints of smoked meat, butter, alcohol opens up through the nose.

P: malt, salt, light smoke, coconut?, lingering malt and slight medicinal notes

F: full, lingering numbness

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:59 pm

Thought I'd throw in some comments on some not so agreeable Japanese whiskys I've had. I don't normally write very detailed notes on these because they don't deserve them.

Nikka De Ta Blend: I like a little whisky with my sulphur.

Kirin-Seagram Robert Brown Deluxe Blend: Was cheap to buy, tastes the same.

Karuizawa Vintage Cask 1987 15 #2114 60.2%: Perfume, kero, some kind of cooked meat, burning rubber, tea.... and that's the good part

Mars Malt Gallery SC 1988 #0565-107 Sherry Butt 58%: Pour some Old Spice Cologne or similar into a whisky glass then drink it. Same effect.

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:18 am

Nikka Single Coffey Grain Whisky 55%

Nose: Sweet overall, oak, fruit cake, Smoke and sweet spice

Palate: Again sweet spice, oak, vanilla, dried fruit and smoke

Finish: Silky and long, has some rum like qualities(mollasses), licorice, oak and smoke.


Quite Nice

85/100

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Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Postby dramtastic » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:30 am

Miyagyiko 12 45%

Nose: Oakey, malty, custard, smoke and ripened bananas

Palate: Fruity, oak, strawberry's and cream, gentle smoke

Finish: Warm and spicy, late lingering smoke.

Quite complex and would be easy to under estimate.

86/100


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