Suntory 1981 Kioke Shikomi 1991 Furudaru Shiage Pure Malt Whisky


Region: Japan

Distillery: Hakushu & Yamazaki

Age: 24 & 14 (Not Stated)

ABV: 43%

Size: 750 ml x 2

The 1981 Kioke Shikomi is regarded to be largely Hakushu (label states Pure Malt) and reportedly bottled in 2005. The name implies "matured in wooden tubs". The 1991 Furudaru Shiage (meaning "old barrel finish") is a pure malt vatting of reportedly Yamazaki & Hakushu distilleries.  It was also bottled in 2005. The distillation technique seems to have involved the direct fire method and bamboo charcoal filteration. Discontinued in 1999. Both bottles come with their original boxes.