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Shinshu 1989

Overall rating
88.79/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
04.1989
Bottled
12.2009
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
American White Oak
Casknumber
618
Number of bottles
378
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
720 ml
Barcode
4976881500822
Market
jp Japan
Added on
08 Sep 2014 7:30 pm by tokyolife
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 779,32

2 × in wishlist

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Expert Junior decimator
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16 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer
91
Member Senior darren918jp
91
Expert Senior Leon Fal
91
Connoisseur MaltMartin
90
Expert Junior tuntime
90
Connoisseur Hvdree
90
Expert Senior Shor5768
89
Expert Junior Easternexorcist80078
88
Moderator dram-drinker
88
Expert Senior ducksingel
88
Connoisseur HasseltWhiskyhead
88
Expert Junior Atsuhiro
88
Expert Senior Matsuro
88
Expert Senior Rimmer
87
Expert Junior Skene
87
Expert Senior Bowmore2k
76

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2
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Moderator dram-drinker
1
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Expert Senior Hiroshi Ryutani
1
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
23
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

5 Notes

dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
06 Mar 2018 9:43 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
88
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
06 Mar 2018 9:43 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Very intense notes of burnt sugar, caramel, vanilla, fried bananas, coconut, little solvent, woody notes, really a bit candy like

Taste

Oily, fruity, cooked oranges resp. orange liquor, good sweetness, hints of vanilla, menthol, eucalyptus

Finish

Medium long, warm, still fruity and caramel

Comments

I have to say it is really on the edge to become artificial but I think it is still on the good side

Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
12 Dec 2017 11:21 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
91
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tokyolife
Expert Senior tokyolife Note
09 May 2015 10:53 am

Various sources from the time the bottle was released note that the barrel used was American White Oak:


darren918jp
Member Senior darren918jp Note
26 Dec 2014 5:51 pm
darren918jp gave this whisky 91 points

Revising per post of tokyolife. This is American White Oak, apparently, as are the recent releases Wakatsuru, which also have a pronounced sandalwood note. At any rate, I'm not sure what the origins are of that somewhat exotic note, but it is certainly a plus.  

This bottling also has a generous amount of tannins, but the spirit is not overwhelmed.
Nose: Vanilla, apricot, sandalwood, spice, red licorice
Palate: Resinous and spicy with notes of banana, peppermint, and white pepper; with water, mandarin oranges and cardamon come to the fore, with a peppery, resinous finish   

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