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Eiko 05-year-old

Overall rating
80.20/100
votes
12
Category
Blended Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Japanes Blended Whisky
Stated Age
05 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
BBC Spirits
Barcode
4061458227315
Added on
28 Nov 2020 8:44 pm by V3R5US
Uncolored

Average value

€ 35.00

3 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Eiko 05-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.20 points

  1. whisky313 scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Imported by: BBC SPIRITS
    3 Quai Hubert Prom
    33 300 BORDEAUX – France

    Produced by HEKINAN DISTILLERY
    Aioi Unibio Co. Ltd.
    5, Maruyama, Shimomachi, Nishio City
    Aichi 445-0891, Japan

  2. stefan_PB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately, the Eiko lacks the depth and power of a malt that most of us love. That still doesn't make it a bad whiskey. It's definitely worth a try and the quality is reasonable in terms of price.
    • Nose
      On the nose there are light fruit notes of pear, lemon and some exotic fruit. Something vanilla and a touch of flowery that cannot be properly defined. A little dry white wine also catches my nose. There is also a subtle hint of glue on the nose that cannot be missed. First of all, this indicates a higher proportion of grain whiskey in the blend. On the whole, however, the bouquet is balanced, pleasant and quite good.
    • Taste
      Here I briefly taste a pineapple note. Then cherry and orange peel. The dram also tastes a little like gummy bears. The white wine note is there again for a short time. But all the flavors listed are only brief and fleeting. Then quickly comes a pepperiness and spiciness that reminds a little of ginger. But unfortunately this is gone again quickly. One is torn here and there whether it tasted good or whether everything was too fleeting. Here the whiskey lacks a little depth and somewhat heavier and longer aromas.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and the spiciness of the pepper and ginger burns a bit.

  3. Sam.Oht scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    Smelling a glimpse of wood, sweet pleasant vanilla taste quickly displaced by some (grain) bitterness, short fade-out. Anyway, good enough for a quick dram but for the same money I’d prefer JW green label or HP 12

  4. mseidler scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Pleasant blended malt without rough edges. Can therefore be too boring for some connoisseurs.
    • Nose
      82 82
      First impression solvent or adhesive, which disappears within a few minutes and with a mix of lemon, pear and spices. A mossy smell will develop over time.

      Smell pleasant and balanced but not very complex.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Light fruit notes that are short and fleeting. Then there is a slight sharpness. For me it's an "easy to drink" whiskey for the evening.
      The whiskey lacks complexity to be special.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short to medium length with little complexity.

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