Suntory 10 Years Old Special Reserve 40% NV

€ 60,00 (ex Vat)
72,60 (in Vat)
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Distillery Suntory
Bottler OB
Serie Special Reserve
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Distilled date Not Specified
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Country Japan
Region Japan
Age 10
Cask Type Sherry Cask
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 40
Volume 0,70
Condition In original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 1

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Ah, the Suntory 10 Years Old Special Reserve, a venerable Japanese whisky that embodies the artistry and precision synonymous with the Suntory brand. At a modest 40% alcohol by volume, this expression invites enthusiasts to savor the nuanced elegance and balance that define Japanese whisky craftsmanship.

As you approach this 10-year-old gem, the nose is a delicate dance of aromas. Picture a sunlit orchard, where floral notes mingle with the fragrance of ripe fruits. Crisp green apples and pears make their presence known, accompanied by a subtle touch of honey. The nose is a prelude to the harmonious journey that awaits.

Upon the first sip, the Suntory 10 Years Old Special Reserve unfolds its layers with grace. The palate is a celebration of subtlety, with a gentle wave of malted sweetness that caresses the taste buds. Delicate hints of vanilla and toffee add a touch of warmth, creating a balanced and approachable flavor profile. The 40% ABV allows the whisky to express its character without overwhelming the senses, making it an ideal companion for both seasoned enthusiasts and those new to the world of whisky.

The conclusion of this whisky experience is a serene and contemplative finish. The flavors linger, offering a gentle reminder of the journey taken. A whisper of oak emerges, accompanied by a subtle nuttiness that adds depth to the finish. The overall impression is one of tranquility, leaving a lasting appreciation for the artful simplicity that defines Suntory's approach to whisky crafting.

The Suntory 10 Years Old Special Reserve is a testament to the Japanese philosophy of precision and balance. This expression is a symphony of delicate flavors, inviting enthusiasts to savor the beauty in simplicity. At 40% ABV, it's a whisky that doesn't demand attention but rather earns it through its understated elegance. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a highball, this special reserve is a versatile companion for moments of reflection and appreciation. Suntory has once again proven that age, when accompanied by expertise, results in a whisky that transcends time and captivates the senses.

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