Kirin

18 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 54
Specifications
Brand: Kirin Whisky
Expression: 18 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Taster   Owen Barstow
Nose: Strangely flat and waxy on top; yet underneath, some sharp orange-citrus notes. After time, some biscuit notes with chocolate.
Palate: Sweet and waxy. Orange squash. Ginger ale. Sweetshop flavours.
Finish: Some cedary cigar box notes. Ginger and cinnamon. Very late citrus character emerges.
Comment: Japanese whisky is frequently surprising and rarely disappointing. This whacky, outside the box, example is no exception.
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Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Peaches and cherries, scented candlewax. Dusty and floral too, like dried roses.
Palate: Apricots, then burnt wood and a savoury character.
Finish: Dried mushrooms.
Comment: Pretty, light in body, with the smoky/savoury element providing interest.
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