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Overall rating
84.60/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB137883
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4930127102430
Added on
27 Aug 2019 1:50 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 425.26

5 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Okayama Triple Cask

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.60 points

  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    This Okayama was distilled exclusively with Japanese malted barley from the Okayama Prefecture which makes it unique among Japanese distilling operations that typically source malt from around the country or Scottish malting companies. I find it really commendable that Okayama is so dedicated to the terroir of production— focusing on locally malted barley, local water sources, and local distilling techniques.

    I cannot say I have ever wanted to taste a new bicycle tire— but the flavor, or the impression of the flavor, is not all that bad. There is a lot of possibilities here, it just does not really work. If I had to guess, I would say the issue might be more cask than distillation process. Some of those rubbery bicycle notes remind me strongly of off-sherry or brandy notes. I would love to try more Okayama to figure out if it was cask or process, but considering the price and limited availability, it might be a while.
    • Nose
      Light and sweet, notes of green grapes and honeycomb flit out of the glass. Dry antique wood and sweet malty cereals develop some additional complexity.
    • Taste
      Mellow cereal notes lead the way— straight into the sweet rubbery taste of a new bicycle tire. There are lovely notes of malted barley sugar, graham cracker, and hints of cedar spice and sandalwood. However, those notes are more a tentative tease than anything and are mostly run over by the rubber tire.
    • Finish
      Medium finish with a dry white wine sweetness.

  2. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Deep red-orange-amber.

    Nose: Sherry, cinnamon, cherry, some vanilla, quite bourbon-like.

    Palate: Cherries, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamon.

    Finish: Soft sherry, oak and cinnamon.

    Overall: Quite like a bourbon, but a bit smoother than usual, big fruitiness, less spiky. Nice.

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