Country: Japan
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Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Blackadder
ABV: 61.5%
Score: 93 points

Blackadder Eigashima Oloroso Sherry Cask. Photo ©2019, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media. This is one of the few independent bottlings from Japan’s Eigashima Distillery. It was distilled in June of 2014 and bottled in November of 2017 just short of three and a half years old. Don’t let its relative youth fool you, though. The nose has notes of figs, toffee, dates, raisins, plums, and a hint of dark chocolate. The taste has a thick, chewy mouthfeel with an excellent balance of Christmas cake, clove, black pepper, toffee, dates and raisins. The finish is long and spicy with dried fruits, toffee, and raisins. Excellent! (March, 2019)