Monday, July 2, 2012

Isawa 10

The Isawa (石和) 10 is a single malt whisky from the Monde Shuzou distillery. Although they are mainly known for their wine they also produce some whisky (Nonjatta link with more info). Other whisky expressions from Monde Shuzou that are available in Europe are the Isawa Blended, Isawa 1983 and the Touguchi 18 blend.
The 10 years old reviewed here comes in a small 0.5L bottle with 43% vol.

  • Nose: Honey, ripe fruits, yeasty, sweet, wood glue, very reminiscent of the old Amrut 40% expression
  • Mouth: A tad damp cardboard, mild, creamy, sweet
  • Finish: Some wood influence - but in a very unusual style which I find hard to describe - maybe like oak with rosewater. Again a tad cardboard, chili, medium long, an alcoholic taste lingers from some time.
Comments: Not really feeling this one. The style is very unusual and hard to compare to other whiskies, also the cardboard isn't very pleasant.

71 points

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