Suntory Kakubin Blended Japanese Whisky (700ml)
One of Japan's biggest selling whiskies returns! Perfect in a highball with soda.
First created in 1937 by Shinjiro Torii, Suntory's founder and first Master Blender, this was initially named "Suntory Whisky," but became lovingly known as Kakubin, or "square bottle", due to its unique presentation. That name and the square-cut, tortoise-shell design have remained for more than eighty years. An easy-drinking and highly versatile Japanese bar standard, the Kakubin highball is the go-to for many Japanese out for a night of dining and fun.
Tasting note: Bright deep gold. Subtle grain and sour dough bread opening sniffs develop into delightful aromas of vanilla and orchard fruit (nashi pear?) Is there a whisper of smoke beneath this? A light, almost creamy entry follows through with a mildly fruity, dried grass and gently spicy mid palate. Deliciously juicy at the finish. Concludes fresh and dry with orchard fruit and hay-like flavours lingering. Light and easy, you could almost mistake this for young Glen Grant. Meet the new super-value in Japanese whisky. 40% Alc./Vol.