Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Highlander Inn (HI)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
36 years old
Sherry Cask
51.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Design by Takeshi Abe
sc Scotland
Added on
30 oct 2016 11:03 am by Theli
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 880.91

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42 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Oishii Wisukii 36-year-old HI

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.23 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Blindly it could have been a Japanese from Mizunarahead or a Speyside Region 1970s, tropical, intense and yet balanced with a nice honey sweetness (and probably some grain here). The quality of the Oishiis is probably the best blended Scotch I know, in the sense that one consciously perceives virtually no grain and would rather bet on single malt.
    • Nose
      Oily, rounded, but still aromatic, malty-sweet, light nuts like almonds, pecans, macadamia, sweet grass and sweet tobacco, some apricot and pear chips, honey
    • Taste
      Dried fruit deluxe, apricot, peach, pear, pineapple chips, cherries, wooow, honeydew melon, very intense and strong, tropical honey, candied ginger, Mizunara style, light nuts, sweet malt, kiwi, passion fruit discreetly behind, sweet tobacco, marzipan
    • Finish
      Kiwi, mango, malt, peach, pineapple chips, long, honey

  2. Batman74 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    We went and visited this great guesthouse, in winter, and a chance tasting this fantastic blend scotch whisky, selected by Tsatsuya-san.
    A master piece, a deep and dark nectar.
    Very enjoyable nose, fruity taste, amazing finish, with tobacco, dark chocolate. Just best in class. I travelled back with a bottle.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Great fruity blend but the astringency of the tannins from the wood are clearly noticeable, fruity, toffee and tobacco

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Superb blend. Maybe a little too long in the barrel, but still very melted and balanced.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very soft and melted nose. A classic of old speysiders.
      Plum, apple crumble, currant, dates, figs.
      Honey, very light flower. Brown sugar. Maple syrup.
      A nice dose of slightly astringent wood.
    • Taste
      91 91
      In the mouth it is just as sweet and melted.
      We smell a lot more sherry.
      A nice dose of wood, leather, wax.
      Dates, figs, cherry, plum. Grapes from Corinth. Dried apricot. Honey.
      Old dusty tannery.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Very woody finish on wood, chocolate, liquorice, black pepper. Apple sauce, honey.
      A hint of barbecue and smoke.

  5. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It's really good.
    • Nose
      The nose is super melted, very classic but without stiffness. It smells like an old Speyside, but weathered.
    • Taste
      The mouth is fluid, and again everything is melted around dried fruit (figs, apricots) and wood. It goes down on its own.
    • Finish
      The finish is hopelessly short ...

  6. Shane_IL scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This blend really did what it was supposed to do, truly a fantastic quality blended, not only made from good component whiskies, but expertly blended, it really shows off some of the better aspects one finds in an older whisky.
    • Nose
      Rich wood. Prunes. Dates. Vanilla. Wine cake. Glace cherries. Hints of pears in wine sauce.
    • Taste
      Wood, bitter but not in an unpleasant way. Maple. Brown sugar. Red fruits. Dry tannins, kind of like Assam tea.
    • Finish
      ong, more of that good bitter wood, tea tannins. Stewed fruits. Pears in wine.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    A bit shy on the nose as it needs air but then more fruity, wonderful on the palate, well balanced and complex - fantastic!
    • Nose
      Sherry and wood notes, hints of leather, dark fruits, a bit dusty - needs air - after hints of honey, brown sugar, molasses
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, citrus fruits, cooked oranges, fried bananas, touch of wood, subtle sweetness - really good
    • Finish
      Long and warm, more zesty, more wood notes, but not drying

  9. steve_pinkcity did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    From scotchwhisky: https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/new-whiskies/12857/batch-83/

    Huge and deep. Richly complex, with mature notes of polished wood, plum, balsam, dried fruits and blackberry, a touch of myrrh, then cypress and tobacco. Some old leather and resins dripping from a pine tree. Very slow. There’s heavy marmalade, a little molasses and, in time, some bergamot. Water is a little too disruptive (on the nose at least).

    Coal smoke right at the start, then a big Fox’s Glacier Mint lift before the tannins begin to show their hand. Much drier than the nose, but equally mysterious with that nodule of sweetness becoming increasingly important. Water now allows the grip to loosen and a heavy chocolate sweetness to emerge alongside dark fruits.

    Long and lightly gripping. Hint of smoke.

    The second release from Craigellachie’s Highlander Inn. ‘Oishii’ is Japanese for ‘delicious’, and this sure is. You’d be a fool not to try it.

    High tea at Morgan le Fay’s.

    SCORE: 9.1/10


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