Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Whiskybase

Shinshu 1988

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - Komagatake
Vintage
03.1988
Bottled
09.2013
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
American White Oak
Casknumber
555
Number of bottles
468
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
New Bottle
Bottle code
Distillery Manager
Added on
12 Jan 2014 7:01 pm by very_bad_day
Single Cask Whisky

2 × in wishlist

Level Username
Member Senior gb21011971
Expert Junior parkerkeith

22 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Super Administrator Bachess
90
Member Senior darren918jp
90
Expert Senior Jeep51
90
Expert Senior very_bad_day
90
Expert Senior Miss Islay
90
Expert Senior tomy63
89
Expert Senior Matsuro
89
Expert Junior Vince
89
Expert Senior Satin1
88
Member Junior CTCT
88
Specialist Ruud6421
87
Expert Senior earth302
87
Expert Senior stf92
87
Specialist hnorjordet
86
Connoisseur Hvdree
85
Expert Senior Caskstave
85
Expert Senior sagara-kun
84
Specialist Norbs
82
Expert Senior Claudio + Cats
82
Connoisseur addyhd
80
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga
72
Super Administrator danilo
71

18 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Expert Junior chowski01
1
  • closed
Member Junior CTCT
1
  • open
Expert Junior Damien
1
  • sample
Expert Senior earth302
1
  • sample
Expert Junior karuizawalovermonaco
1
  • closed
Member Senior maltyb
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Matsuro
1
  • closed
Expert Senior metropolis13
1
  • sample
Member Senior Samples Sonic
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Satin1
1
  • closed
Member Senior Siam Whisky Club
1
  • empty
Expert Junior stf.sample
1
  • empty
Expert Senior tokyolife
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Senior very_bad_day
1
  • open
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
2
  • sample
  • sample

Whisky Reviews for Shinshu 1988

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Well, little going on, for the age of 25yr. You can drink it well, but compared to others in this price range, he does not get a medal from me. A good whisky to complain that the Scots have better whiskys, cheaper. This time it's true. On Neudeutsch: Collega, the booze you gutt is good for you make besoff good, because 46 brotsent, strengthens like you, good for kozzen then. Is full of crass man. You buy that, because I have to drink nothing myself. November 16 tastes even more disappointed and 82 points down

  2. darren918jp scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A light an lofty white-oak expression, and another winner.

    The nose can be summed up in terms of fresh sawdust and woodspice, but the palate emerges with a richness expressing pound cake (vanilla), banana, papaya, and cardamon.So far I like the white oak/bourbon aged expressions of this whisky, but I'm sure there are some sherried surprises in the future. I wonder what a Fino aged version of this would be like...

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 72 points Super Administrator

    Way too much fresh oak for my taste. It's almost like a bourbon but less sweet. The tannins in the finish are also very disturbing because of the tobacco taste it leaves behind. Some of the fruity notes are nice but this has nothing to do with the fruity notes in Caperdonig imho.

  5. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice nose and beautiful attack reminiscent of Caperdo 72, the dilution to 46% is lacking a bit of amleur and length, but it is still a very nice whisky. A distillery that we would like to cross more often! Thank you Very Bad day
    • Nose
      very marked by varnish, wax, honey, dried apricot, cherry plum, very "Caperdo 1972"!
    • Taste
      we find the markers of the nose, a lot of wax and varnish, a little more dried fruit, always this side cooked fruits (plums, apricot), but also a touch of coconut. Very sweet, it lacks a little punch unfortunately.
    • Finish
      medium length, a little spice now (cinnamon, ginger?), coconut, slightly woody.

  6. very_bad_day scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very well balanced whisky on wood and exotic fruits.
    • Nose
      On wood and exotic fruits. Cigar box, caramel, exotic fruits (mango, banana), solvent.
    • Taste
      Punchy (for 46%). There are notes of wood, caramel, exotic fruits and also vanilla. Sweet wish.
    • Finish
      Average on the cook and the wood (nine), the fruits have a little disappeared. Last note on pepper.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login