21 Feb '13, 11pm
Boozing my way around Tohoku #food
My guide and I, both whisky lovers, approached the bar grinning like little kids. She immediately went for the top quality stuff, ordering a taste of a 25 year old single cask whisky. I started slow, asking about the 12-year old “Key Malts” that were on display. In particular, I was keen to try the “sherry & sweet”, which I was told was aged in sherry casks, and the “fruity & rich”, which was aged in bourbon casks. While the former was a tad too sweet for my palate, I really loved the latter, and picked up a bottle for myself and another for a friend. I then moved on to try a few more really superb whiskies, but the one that stood out (for me at least) was a 20-year old Miyagikyo Single Cask that had been aged in a sherry cask. While this whisky was sweet, it also had immense depth and power. A truly stunning drink. While pricey, I couldn’t help but pick up a bottle for my...