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Tsunuki New Pot - Heavily Peated

Overall rating
80.50/100
votes
10
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
05.2017
Bottled
06.2017
Number of bottles
4000
Strength
60.0 % Vol.
Size
250 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2017 10:23 am by djitek
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

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Whisky Reviews for Tsunuki New Pot - Heavily Peated

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.50 points

  1. markjedi1 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Dirty, Dirtier, Dirtiest

    Hombo Shuzo Company opened her Mars Shinshu Distillery already in 1985 (however closed from 1992 until 2011) and recently opened a second distillery: Mars Tsunuki. It is the southern most Japanese distillery. On 10th November 2016 the pots were fired up for the first time, meaning the company will have their own single malt just in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Until then we wait. Unless… Hombo Shuzo has bottled – albeit very little, only 4000 bottles of 250ml – their new make. There is unpeated, peated and heavily peated new make. We’ll try the latter.

    Oh, my, this new make is very dirty, if you know what I mean. Sour, cooked to paste vegetables, lemonade that has been standing in the sun for two days and withered flowers. The peat gives it a metallic edge. Diluted it is a lot sweeter, but luckily as dirty as without water. Mashed potatoes enter the fray. Quite lovely!

    It comes as no surprise that this new make is hot. Yet not scorching. It tastes of rotting leaves, spirit of coconut and offers some sweetness already. I quite like this. Experience learns that dirty new make often results in great whisky. With (quite a bit of) water, this is even a spirit that can be enjoyed neat. Well, it is not whisky, obviously, but a good eau-de-vie from time to time is something to enjoy.

    The finish is dirty, dirtier, dirtiest!

    Very promising! I am very much looking forward to the 2020 Olympics if for nothing else just to try a bottle of malt from Tsunuki. Everyone knows I have a soft spot for new make. This one certainly enters the shortlist of great embryonic whiskies. Thanks, Marcel!

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 24 points Moderator

    • Nose
      49 49
    • Taste
      19 19
    • Finish
      9 9

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 24 points Moderator

    Yes, of course gin clear - I know my comments sound unserious but I actually tried to workaround to say that I find this pretty disgusting - it was an experiment - Failed! The presentation is by far the best of all... glad it was just a very small sample
    • Nose
      Hard to describe - let's try: Japanese sake? Barn of guinea pigs? Fish market? Anyhow it's something strange... Actually not really pleasant to me
    • Taste
      Sprite with fish powder
    • Finish
      Short and warm

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