Shibui 30 year old, 43%
Price: $1069 ● Issue: Summer 2021 ● Reviewer: Jonny McCormick
Aromas of fresh orange peel burst with tart acidity, mixed with milk chocolate, stone fruit, peppercorns, chile flakes, five spice, and red Twizzlers. A lithe and supple character of mandarin and runny caramels on the palate, with elements of walnut and gentle spices, then developing greater tanginess, creaminess, and red berry fruits. Longevity is quite attainable with rice whiskies, though don't expect them to match the body and texture of 30 year old malts.