Kawasaki 1976
33 Year Old Ichiro's Choice Grain

70cl / 65.6%
  • Japanese Single Grain Whisky
  • Number One Drinks
Kawasaki 1976 / 33 Year Old / Ichiro's Choice / Grain
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A very long-aged single grain whisky from the now-defunct Kawasaki distillery in Japan. This venerable spirit has been bottled as part of the wildly successful Ichiro's Choice range from Number One Drinks Co.

Bottler
Number One Drinks
Vintage
1976
Bottling Date
2009
No of Bottles
432
Country
Japan
Cask Type
Refill Sherry
Chill Filtered
No

Kawasaki 1976 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

    The very rare Kawazaki grain distillery in Japan is now closed. Let’s see if it’s a shame. BTW, when seeing the very high strength of many old Japanese whiskies, one may wonder if they aren’t using cling film in the warehouses… Or if it’s only a matter of air dryness and temperature?

    Colour: pale amber.

    Nose: to be honest, this one smells much more of old rum than of whisky, even grain whisky at first nosing. Sugar cane, orange zests, whiffs of fermenting grass, a little maraschino… With water: wow! Much more on soy sauce, parsley, balsamico, leather and a little hessian. Also bananas flambéed. Gets also a little musky. Water works very well.

    Mouth (neat): very thick, rich, infused with many many spices. Cough drops, honeydew, fir liqueur. This thickness makes it taste much smoother than expected considering the very high ABV. With water: some carefully made artisanal gingerbread. Various honeys and just a little varnish.

    Finish: long, rich, coating, between pine resin and bananas flambéed. Comments: this baby is rather richer and heavier than most Scottish grains, even very old ones. Maybe a tad decadent? SGP:661 - 89 points.

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