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Kirin 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Kirin 18 Years Old

Brand
Kirin
Expression
18 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
18 years old
Abv
43.00%
Availability
Japan

Arthur Motley

Nose
Peaches and cherries, scented candlewax. Dusty and floral too, like dried roses.
Palate
Apricots, then burnt wood and a savoury character.
Finish
Dried mushrooms.
Comment
Pretty, light in body, with the smoky/savoury element providing interest.

Owen Barstow

Nose
Strangely flat and waxy on top; yet underneath, some sharp orange-citrus notes. After time, some biscuit notes with chocolate.
Palate
Sweet and waxy. Orange squash. Ginger ale. Sweetshop flavours.
Finish
Some cedary cigar box notes. Ginger and cinnamon. Very late citrus character emerges.
Comment
Japanese whisky is frequently surprising and rarely disappointing. This whacky, outside the box, example is no exception.
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