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Tenjaku

Tenjaku
Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 43%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$70

Tenjaku
Pure Malt Japanese Whisky

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 43%
Pale gold color. Aromas of fresh grain, banana bread with raisins, toasted walnuts, and honey-drizzled pears with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long melon, smoked peppercorns, pimiento, marinated mushrooms, and banana nougat finish. A shape-shifting Whisky that offers a charming and delicate nose followed by a swift and assertive rush of piquant flavor on the palate.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: fresh grain, banana bread with raisins, toasted walnuts, and honey-drizzled pears
Taste Flavor: melon, smoked peppercorns, pimiento, marinated mushrooms, and banana nougat
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and neat
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey Sour, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A shape-shifting whisky that offers a charming and delicate nose followed by a swift and assertive rush of piquant flavor on the palate.

The Importer

Tenjaku Whisky USA

The Importer
1129 Northern Boulevard
Suite 312
Manhasset, NY 11030
USA
1 516-869-9170

Their Portfolio

91 Tenjaku Blended Japanese Whisky 40% (Japan) $39.99.
91 Tenjaku Pure Malt Japanese Whisky 43% (Japan) $70.00.

Japanese Whisky

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Whisky production in Japan began in the early 20th century when producers armed with knowledge gained from time spent learning the craft in Scotland created the first Japanese blended whiskeys. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed but certainly wouldn't hurt a cocktail.

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