Kirin Sanroku 18YO 43%abv

kirin-sanroku-sm-18yoNose: Pineapple, walnuts, white pepper, cigar leaf, clay, dried apricots, mixed herbs. After about 20 minutes, there is a strong note of treacle.
Palate: Pineapple, walnut, brazil nut, some lemon, blueberry bubblegum, quite herbaceous.
Finish: It has a medium length with pineapple, spices, herbs, nuts, blueberry bubblegum and, finally, the cigar leaf makes a return.
Last Word: A well structured whisky of good complexity.

Rating: 88/100

5 thoughts on “Kirin Sanroku 18YO 43%abv

  1. I keep hearing good things about this one, Brian, but have not tasted it myself so far. It certainly is a bit pricy for an 18yo.

  2. We cannot get this one in Europe, at least I have never ever seen it around here. I agree that it is cheaper than both the Yamazaki and Hakushu 18yo, although I find the official retail price of these two (21,000 yen, I believe) a bit silly really. Still, I have never convinced myself so far that I should buy and try the Fuji Sanroku 18yo – might change my mind after having read your review.

      • Sorry, Brian, just looked at them now. The Sanroku is cheaper than I had thought, and the difference in price to Yamazaki/Hakushu quite substantial. Will have to revise my opinion.

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