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Below are 1 through 13 of the 13 found. |Find-a-Spirit|

96 • Suntory The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky $188.
Deep amber copper color. Rich aromas of sautéed almonds, suede, figs, honeyed cereal, and milk chocolate with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, spice, grains, and earth layered finish. Impressive with great sherried wood character. (tasted on May-22-2013)
94 • Nikka Yoichi Single Malt 15 Year Old Japanese Whisky $129.99.
Amber color. Rich roasted walnut, mocha, maple sugar and vanilla bean aromas with silky fruity medium-to-full body and a very nutty, peppery spice, chalk, smoky tobacco, and roasted grain driven finish. A hearty masculine dram that will go great with cigars. (tasted on May-22-2013)
94 • Nikka "Miyagikyo" Single Malt 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky $119.99.
Amber color. Dense aromas of raisin chutney, toffee, toasted fig bread, and lush brown spices with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, chew, oak driven roasted nuts, spice cake, leather, tobacco, and honeycomb nuanced finish. A robust and balanced after dinner whisky that will mesh well with cigars. (tasted on Jun-01-2014)
92 • Suntory The Yamazaki 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky $60.
Golden amber color. Aromas of buttercream, dried fruit, plantain, and pound cake with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling peppery spice, grain, fig and mineral driven finish. Very smooth and somewhat reminiscent of an Irish whisky. (tasted on May-22-2013)
92 • Suntory The Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky $60.
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed raisin toast and spicy nougat with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering peppery spice and mineral accented finish. An appetizing whisky. (tasted on May-22-2013)
92 • Miyazaki Honten Honkaku Mugi-Shochu "Kusu" $30.
Clear. Earthy aromas of kidd leather, flax, yeasty fruit pastry dough, and bison grass with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a soft, waxy rice paper and radish finish. Very clean and precisely etched flavors. (tasted on Jul-11-2013)
90 • Honkaku Kome-Shochu "Toki No Kokuin" $30.
Clear. Aromas of vanilla cream, pickled vegetable, and powdered sugar with a soft, silky light body and lingering peppery spice, custard pastry, and sweet grass accented finish. A very very balanced shochu. (tasted on Nov-29-2011)
90 • Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 12 Year Old Japanese Whisky $69.99.
Pale amber color. Aromas grainy buttered bread and caramelized nuts with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long honey, husk and mineral accented finish. A delicious mellow and well-balanced sipping whisky. (tasted on May-22-2013)
89 • Miyazaki Honten Honkaku Kome-Shochu "Toki No Kokuin" $30.
Faint silver straw green color. Aromas of yeasty fruit cake, powdered sugar, balsa, and pepper dust with a dry, silky light-to-medium body and a grain husk, whipped cream, anise, and nutshell finish. Not unlike a very light and mild aged Irish whisky. (tasted on Jul-11-2013)
88 • Sakura Muromachi 2009 "Piritto Tougarashi Ume-Shu" Red Pepper Liqueur $20/300 ml.
Pale golden amber color. Interesting aromas of honeyed yellow plum, caramelized red pepper, and delicate baking spices with a supple fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a lively, tingling hot cinnamon and chili powder finish. An unusual combination of sweet, sour, and hot flavors for challenging cocktails. (tasted on Sep-29-2011)
87 • Honkaku Mugi-Shochu "Kusu" $30.
Clear. Aromas of pepper dust, starchy grain, fermenting fruit, and brewer's yeast with a delicate, silky light body and a smooth, vanilla skim milk and caramel accented finish. (tasted on Nov-29-2011)
84 • Alakey Soju $20.
Clear. Aromas of fermenting Asian pear, grape must, tape, and powdered milk aromas and flavors with a soft, supple dryish medium body and a dusty potato skin, wax paper, and delicate peppery spice accented finish. A rather enigmatic soju. (tasted on Nov-18-2010)
83 • TY KU Soju $21.99.
Clear. Mild aromas suggest brewer's yeast, wet rice paper, and and salt water taffy with a very soft, light body and a sweet cream, peppered jicama and river water finish. Very underpowered, even for the category. (tasted on Nov-19-2013)


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