100% rice mash, finished in brandy barrels. Smoky with a slightly sweet finish.
Ohishi Distillery was founded in 1872 in a beautifully mountainous and scenic countryside in Japan’s southwest. Near the tiny village of Mizukami, Ohishi is the closest distillery to the source of the Kuma River, one of the fastest flowing rivers in all of Japan, renowned and prized for its superior water quality.
Ohishi Whisky is distilled entirely from rice and aged in either Brandy or Sherry Casks. To ensure the quality of the spirit, the Master Distiller utilizes 30% estate-grown grain for distillation, with the remaining 70% of rice coming from the surrounding Kumamoto prefecture.
Weeds in the estate rice paddies are controlled by employing koi fish to swim about the grass and nibble invasive plants. Varieties of estate-grown rice include Hino hikari, Mori no kuma-san, Yamada Nishiki, Gohyaku Mangoku and Gin no Sato. Because of the rice’s efficient and subsequent clean fermentation, Ohishi uses a pot still made from stainless steel, as opposed to copper.
- Whiskey Type:
- Japanese Whisky