With its tropical weather, pristine white sand beaches and deep blue water, the paradise-like Ishigaki Island lies off the coast of Okinawa in the Ryukyu Island chain. Here the distillers of Yaesen Shuzo have worked to handcraft local spirits since 1955 making it a perfect distillery to meld the flavors of Okinawa with the tradition of Whisky. Barrels of Virgin American Oak are charred and laid down for a minimum of 3 years while the tropical air works to mature the Whisky providing it the smoothness, deep copper color and vintage-like complexity beyond that of its years.
Origin: Ishigaki island, Ryukyu Prefecture, Japan
Mash: 100% Japanese Indica Rice, Black Koji
Eye: Caramel Copper, Medium-Bodied
Nose: Caramel, Toffee Candy, Stone Fruits
Tongue: Vanilla, Caramel, Poached Plum, Rich Honey
ABV 43% Size 750ML
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