Suntory Old is a popular release from Japan. First produced in the 1940s, it remained one of the most prestigious whiskies to come out of the country until the 1980’s when single malts grew in popularity. Medium-bodied with spicy notes, this is an excellent Japanese sipping whisky.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Freshly baked ginger bread with dusty wood and saw dust. There is evidence of musty warehouses (not in an unpleasant way) followed by vanilla, small spice, and the smell after a rain shower (dusty scent).

Taste: Oranges and canned fruit salad roll off the surface. Mellow spice and stale cigarettes are evident with entertaining malty implications.

Finish: Short and slightly flat, enjoyable but not highly distinguishable in comparison to other blends in the price catogery.

Balance: Well balanced, silky smooth, and clean blend. The aftertaste is amusing but a little short in my opinion. Never the less enjoyable in its own way.


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