The Sun is truly unique, as it is a blend comprised of 50% malt whiskies distilled and aged in Japan, and the other 50% consists of grain whiskies aged between 12 and 16 years, imported from Scotland. This harmonious union of these two distinct types of whisky results in an intense and perfectly balanced tasting experience.
Notably, The Sun whisky undergoes no artificial coloring or cold filtering processes, ensuring that its authentic and natural character remains fully intact. Its true essence unfolds gracefully with each tasting, revealing distinct notes at every stage of the journey.
Upon nosing this exceptional whisky, you’ll encounter a complexity of aromas, including hints of oak and a subtle touch of smoked peat. The palate, meanwhile, offers a rich and captivating experience, with flavors reminiscent of barbecue sauce, dark chocolate, and orange marmalade blending seamlessly together. The finish is enduring, leaving a delicate, spicy, and smoky impression that lingers on the palate.
One of the key components of this blend is the peated malt whisky distilled in 2018 at Saburomaru, which is aged primarily in sherry casks and Mizunara oak barrels from Toga, Toyama Prefecture. This aging process infuses the whisky with peaty notes and imparts a spicy character from the Mizunara wood.
The imported grain whiskies, on the other hand, initially matured in Scotland and further developed their character in Japan, where they spent time in Nagano red wine casks and roasted casks made in Inami. This unique aging process adds a smooth texture to the whisky and contributes to the overall harmony of the blend.
The Sun 2022 promises an unforgettable tasting experience, characterized by its aromatic complexity, lush mouthfeel, and lingering finish. It stands as an excellent choice for enthusiasts of Japanese blended whiskies with robust character, such as Suntory Hibiki or Nikka From The Barrel.
Order your bottle of Saburomaru Whisky “The Sun” 2022 today and experience the artistry and legacy that this single-cask whisky offers.