Shunka Shuto "Spring" Japanese Blended Whisky


40% ABV, 750 ml, casked in used Bourbon barrels

Inspired by blooming Japanese springs, this Japanese whisky blend is bright, refreshing and light with aromas of pear and flavors of juicy fruits, light honey and shortbread.

A brand-new venture, Shiki Distillery is located in the Hyogo Prefecture, just northwest of Osaka, Japan. Famous for its pristine nature, waters and mountains, the region is also the home of the best rice wine in Japan, Yamada Nishiki. Like many distilleries just starting out and preparing to distill their own spirits, Shiki Distillery began by curating and blending spirits from other producers – the best of Japan. Offering a collection of aged and unaged malt whiskies as well as blended whisky, the Four Seasons expressions are their first releases. The word "Shiki" means "four seasons" in Japanese and the four whiskies are intended to reflect the character of four seasons in Japan.

Shunka Shuto Spring Japanese Blended Whisky is a blend of Japanese whiskies that are married and aged in American white oak. Inspired by the fresh and breezy energy of spring, the time of "Hanami", or cherry blossom viewings, this edition offers a light and floral nose with aromas of pear and a refreshing palate with notes of juicy fruits, light honey and shortbread. Bottled at 80 proof, this is a superb Japanese blended whisky.

"Spring and Autumn are the two most comfortable seasons in Japan. A time when one can feel the breath of life and the symbols of early Spring – the cherry blossoms. Spring is the time for "Hanami," the cherry blossom viewing events that are held in many different locations all over the country. The best time to see cherry blossoms in Tokyo is usually from the end of March to the beginning of April. But one should be aware that temperatures fluctuate greatly during this time. It can be hot one day and the next day you may shiver from the cold.

Tasting Notes
Scent: Pear
Flavor: Light and mild. You can feel fruity with the faint flavor of biscuits."


Bottle Size: All bottles are 750ML unless otherwise noted.

21 and Over: Adult Signature Required

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