Shibui 8 year old Small Batch Sherry Cask Matured, 40%

Price: $146 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Manzanilla and fino casks were selected to mature this elegant single-distilled rice whisky from Shinzato Distillery, instilling it with delicate sherrywood flavors of plum flesh, damson jam, dried apricot, sticky dates, and fine dry spices. This builds slowly on the palate, so don't rush it: citrus zest, peppery spice, clove, orange Jell-O, mixed peel, and dried apricot before departing with a long lingering aftertaste.