Suntory Reserve (late 1970's)
Added on Thursday, Jan 22, 2009 at 01:52 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Japanese
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Blend
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Japan
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
These bottles have a large "70" on the back commemorating the 70th anniversary of... something.  We think.  Suntory's own history lists nothing to do with Japanese whisky until 1923.  Go figure.
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is sweet, slightly soapy, and very alcohol-y.  Not a lot going on, maybe some honey and biscuits.  The palate... well... its very sweet... and very sweet... and... Bueller?  Bueller?  Oh yes, wait.  Mr. Lots Of Alcohol is here too.  The finish is also long and alcohol-y, becoming rather blecchy.  This is actually quite similar to Dewar's White, though this has even less dimension -- there's no peaty traces -- or any traces for that matter, except a little soap.  And it's really quite difficult to get through a couple fingers of this whisky.  Though I enjoy many of Japan's contributions to American culture, this ain't one of 'em.  D+/C-
Nose is pure rubbing alcohol.  Burns.  Burns.  This is total crap.   It's about as enjoyable as sipping vodka. 
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