Barley shochu is aged in shochu seasoned oak for 6 years. The contents of a seasoned shochu barrel are transferred to an ex Cognac (Brandy) cask and aged for a further one year.
Cognac cask imparts a complex and warm spice flavours which linger on the palate.
A beautiful union of French Oak and Japanese Shochu from Shinozaki Distillery.
Nose: Orange Blossom, Marzipan, Tarte Tatin, Nutmeg
Palate: Warm and inviting. Muscovado sugar, caramel with freshly ground nutmeg. Stewed apricots and quince jelly. Shortbread crumbs with a delicate drop of bergamot oil. Beautifully rounded with gingerbread and Christmas spice.
Finish: Full bodied and complex, with a satisfying long lasting and lingering finish.