75cl // 43.4% ABV

Suntory Royal looks & tastes as if it’s a blend of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and Mizunara casks.

I found the Suntory Royal more malty (and weirder, of course) than Hibiki 12, but that’s just from memory. I may do a more official comparison in the near future.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium gold with a reddish tint.

Nose: Juicy marmalade,with orange peel and tropical fruit, honey.

Palate: Smoky paper citrus tart, stewed fruits. It gets very sweet over time. Small sherry cask & subtle oak . Luckily, it remains in the background.

Finish: Flavoursome crisp apples with that citrus finish.

Early classic Japanese Whisky.


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