Kisoyama Yuhi Whisky
Type- Japanese Whisky
ABV- 40% (80 Proof)
Average Whisky Rating- 3
Kisoyama Yuhi Whisky is clean and light with warm vanilla notes and a touch of pepper spiciness. This whisky is aged in American white and sherry casks.
About Mars Shinshu Distillery
The Mars Shinshu Distillery was founded in 1985. The Distillery is Japan’s highest whisky distillery at 2,600 feet above sea level and is owned by Hombo Shuzo Co. The company had halted whisky production from 1992 to 2012, but now has two stills in operation. They age their whiskies in Sherry, Brandy and Bourbon casks.
Tobin’s Review 3 out of 5
Kisoyama Yuhi Whisky has a light gold hue with aromas of sweet vanilla, light wood and sugar. This is a light whisky that starts sweet and has a slightly smoky wood flavor. This whisky neat tastes a bit ‘alcoholy’ but with a dash of water it really opens it up. After adding the water it starts sweet, woody and ends with a hint of cinnamon. It’s much better with a dash of H20!
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This is a very approachable whiskey. Light in color and very easy drinking, if a little boring if you’re a seasoned whiskey fan. Very smooth, thin on the palate, starts with hints of vanilla and floral notes, with just enough spirit without the burn. Nice light smoky wood midway, and finishes with light baking spice (cinnamon, the dry baking spice, not the hot oily stuff). Not a Scotch-like as I was expecting, like many Japanese whiskeys can be. Does nothing offensive, but nothing stellar. A great dram for someone new to whiskey or someone looking for a pleasant and easy sipper.