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Suntory Old Year of the Ox
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Suntory old whisky is a series of especially mature whisky from Suntory, first released in 1950. The company occasionally releases new bottles of this brand, and this particular bottle was released to celebrate the Year of the Cow. The whisky has a scent of marmalade and varnish, with somewhat faint earth and undergrowth notes. The taste reminds us of caramel, with grainy harshness and plastics peeking through; although it is somewhat suppressed.
Suntory is a giant in the whisky producing field. It has produced innumerable award winning whiskies for both the domestic and export markets. Of these, both the single malts of Yamazaki and Hakushu often make the headlines but the distillery group also produces the sensational (and multiple award winning) Hibiki blended whisky, (aged at 12yo, 17yo, 21 yo and 30 yo) using spirit from the aforementioned distilleries as well as grain whisky from their Chita production plant. The 12yo Hibiki is noted for its fragrant, fruity aroma, which it partly obtains from additional maturation using Ume Plum Wine casks.
Nose: Freshly baked gingerbread with dusty wood and sawdust. There is evidence of musty warehouses (not in an unpleasant way).
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