Tottori Ex-Bourbon Whisky
Tottori Ex-Bourbon Japanese Whisky at Third Base Market & Spirits
As part of our commitment to offering a curated selection of fine spirits, Third Base Market & Spirits is pleased to feature Tottori Ex-Bourbon Japanese Whisky. Emanating from the Kurayoshi distillery in the Tottori Prefecture, this whisky is a vivid example of the craftsmanship that has become synonymous with Japanese whisky-making. It has been matured exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels, imparting a unique richness and character to the spirit.
- Name: Tottori Ex-Bourbon Japanese Whisky
- Type: Japanese Whisky
- Age: NAS (No Age Statement)
- Region: Tottori Prefecture, Japan
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 43%
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, Tottori Ex-Bourbon presents a radiant, deep golden hue. The whisky's luminescent clarity provides a visual cue to the purity and quality of the spirit.
A sophisticated nose greets the olfactory senses, first with an inviting whiff of vanilla and caramel, characteristic of the ex-bourbon cask maturation. Layered underneath, you'll detect subtle hints of tropical fruits such as banana, along with undertones of toasted oak and nutmeg.
Upon the first sip, the palate is greeted by the smooth and velvety flavors of vanilla and light caramel, inherited from the ex-bourbon casks. Mid-palate, there is a symphonic interplay of fruitiness—think mango and citrus—balanced gracefully by undertones of spiced oak and a touch of leather.
The finish is clean yet enduring, characterized by lingering notes of toasted oak, spice, and a final farewell of vanilla sweetness.
Medium-bodied and elegantly textured, Tottori Ex-Bourbon embodies a silkiness that is often the hallmark of well-crafted Japanese whiskies.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Tottori Ex-Bourbon is an excellent introduction to the nuanced world of Japanese whiskies, particularly for enthusiasts accustomed to bourbon. Its unique profile, enhanced by ex-bourbon barrel maturation, creates a whisky that bridges both traditions in a most satisfying manner. It is as versatile as it is intriguing—equally enjoyable neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation of an exceptional cocktail.
At Third Base Market & Spirits, we consider Tottori Ex-Bourbon to be an invaluable part of our Japanese whisky collection. We strongly recommend this bottle for anyone looking to delve into the intriguing landscape of Japanese whisky, without straying too far from the familiar territory of bourbon influences.
Expertly crafted and exquisitely balanced, Tottori Ex-Bourbon Japanese Whisky demonstrates the high standards and intricate details that Japanese distilleries bring to the table. Third Base Market & Spirits is honored to offer this standout example, which we believe exemplifies the fusion of tradition and innovation that is the hallmark of world-class whisky-making.
This was the first bottle out of recent purchases to catch notice from friends. Unfortunately, it wasn't the happiest memory for those who had tried it, though it had been a while and they couldn't remember why. Safe to say the sweetness must have a fair bit to do with that. It's got apricots and oranges throughout, and the finish to my palate is almost minty. It's got a nice chewy malty body, with plenty of caramel and grain character from top to bottom. Still, the notes that stick with you are the sweeter, citric bits. I find it appealing enough, and my wife has asked that I keep a bottle of it on hand at all times for her use (along with Classic Laddie and Jefferson's Ocean, her other two favorites).