Ohishi 8 Year Sherry Cask Finish
Ohishi 8 Year Sherry Cask Finish at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits proudly unveils a unique and highly esteemed offering to aficionados of intricate and nuanced spirits: the Ohishi 8 Year Sherry Cask Finish. As a distinctive expression of rice whisky hailing from Japan, this exceptional bottle merits significant attention from collectors and connoisseurs alike.
- Name: Ohishi 8 Year Sherry Cask Finish
- Type: Rice Whisky
- Age: 8 Years
- Region: Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43.3%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
The whisky displays a radiant, deep amber color, indicative of its prolonged maturation in sherry casks. The color density hints at a complex range of flavors, complemented by an elegant viscosity that manifests in its lasting legs on the glass.
An aromatic panorama of lush red fruits, led by cherry and red currant, first greets the nose. This is swiftly followed by a fascinating blend of earthy undertones and decadent notes of dark chocolate and toffee, imparting a lavish aromatic complexity.
The first sip reveals an extraordinary balance between sweetness and spice. There is an immediate rush of sun-dried figs, dried fruits, and cherries, redolent of its sherry cask heritage. As the whisky settles, you can detect subtle hints of umami, undoubtedly an influence of the high-quality, locally-sourced Gohyakumangoku and Kumamoto Shinriki rice utilized in the distillation process.
The finish is impressively long and finely nuanced. Beginning with a soft oakiness, it evolves into a spiced dryness adorned with a touch of leather and damp earth, making for a lingering aftertaste that compels you to revisit your glass.
The whisky possesses a creamy, velvety texture, making it ideal for slow sipping. Each element of the spirit interacts harmoniously, from the rice’s inherent softness to the complexities introduced by sherry cask aging.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
For those who appreciate the finesse of Japanese craftsmanship and the intricacies of whisky aged in sherry casks, Ohishi 8 Year Sherry Cask Finish represents a pinnacle of both. Its complex flavor profile makes it superb for both sipping and pairing with a variety of gastronomic delights, including aged cheeses, rich meats, and a host of Asian cuisines.
Given its scarcity and exceptional qualities, we recommend that those interested act promptly to acquire a bottle, as we anticipate a rapid depletion of our stock.
In conclusion, Ohishi 8 Year Sherry Cask Finish is an extraordinary offering that enriches Third Base Market & Spirits’ already esteemed catalogue. With its elaborate aromatic profile, lavish flavors, and intriguing Japanese heritage, this whisky is a compelling experience, a luxurious pour that promises to intrigue and satisfy the most discerning of palates.