Meiyo - Japanese Whisky - 17 year
A single grain Japanese whisky, aged for 17 years in ex-bourbon casks. Distilled, aged, and bottled at the Kumesen distillery in Okinawa, Japan. In Bushido, the unwritten Samurai code of conduct, Meiyo is the principle that represents Honor. Meiyo brings discipline and stability to a higher level. This whisky was meticulously crafted with the virtue of Meiyo as a guide. 42% alcohol.
Jim Murray, Whisky Bible 2020:
For a moment you think the oak has gone in too hard and over-dominated. Slowly, though, a deft sweetness - not least orange blossom honey - emerges as the oak fog clears. And it proudly stays on the citrus theme a tangerine note warbles gently, the slight buttery softness of the oak and growing spices its accompaniment, warmer now thanks to that tannin, and chocolate make the perfect match to the earlier orangey notes. Japanese Jaffa cakes...
SIP Awards 2019: Platinum Medal
Whisky Bible: 94.5 Rating
WSWA: Gold Medal
Whisky Advocate: 93 Points
San Fran Spirits Comp: Silver
Case Size: 4 bottles