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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Thursday, 6 September 2012

JAPANESE WHISKY SPECIAL - KAWASAKI 1981 - NO. ONE DRINKS COMPANY

Located in the town by the same name, Kawazaki grain distillery closed in 1986.
Not much information is available on this distillery other than its still was a traditional coffey-still and about 90% of the production was grain with 10% malted barley in the mix.

This is also the last Japanese whisky in Japan special...

Kawasaki 1981 28yo, 62,4%, ex-bourbon cask - 120 bottles total, No. One Drinks Company for Part Des Anges (closed)

Colour: Full gold

Nose:
Light and very fresh for an old grain. Very sweet with vanilla, huge on tropical fruits and coconut and maybe some pineapple as well - all in beautiful measures... Do I detect some coriander in there?

Taste:
Cinnamon for sure, Xmas bakings, then coconut and tropical fruits. Gets a lot more spicier with water...

Not seriously complex on the palate, but still very enjoyable and not overly sweet which I like in a grain whisky.

88/100!

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