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Suntory Kakubin Yellow Label

(70cl, 40%)

Suntory Kakubin Yellow Label
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Suntory Kakubin Yellow Bottling Note

A classic blended whisky from Suntory - the core ingredients in countless cocktails over the many, many years its been produced by the legendary Japanese producers.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Big scoops of fresh cereals and honeycomb ice cream. Light spiciness to it.

Palate: More honey, now with the addition of citrus peels, peppercorn and cinnamon.

Finish: More honey'd barley.

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Suntory Kakubin Yellow Label Reviews

Not the Champagne of whiskey. It's the Champagne of cheap whiskey

This is the ubiquitous "whino whiskey" in Japan. It's available in every convenience store. When you are in areas with a lot of homeless people, you can smell the whiskey where they choose to urinate.

That being said, it is an amazing value in Japan. It is a great whiskey in a highball or even straight. Keep in mind that in Japan it costs less than $30 USD for the 700 ml bottle. And it's worth every penny.

10th May 2019

This HAS to breathe

Update
If you strongly aerate this whisky it opens up a lot. Still not a classic but it becomes much softer and sweeter and less harsh. I use a Villeroy&Boch whisky glass and spend 40s or so whisking with chopsticks. It makes a big difference.

8th May 2019

Just not good enough

This actually isn't very good. It's too harsh, with practically no body. It has a nice mouthfeel but no aftertaste apart from very young grain whisky. If you don't drink whisky straight, it'll probably be OK. The alcohol burn might actually increase the flavour of a whisky and coke for example. But for drinking as whisky should be drunk, it will satisfy only the least discerning palate.

6th May 2019

Japanese Daniels

reminiscent of Jack Daniels, great as a spirit base for cocktails but weak on its own. Not to mention the price hike, not worth more than a tenner a bottle.

3rd December 2018

Only good for mixing with soda. even Highball taste awful. Japs cheap drink

Cheap shit from Japan. I was in Tokyo and I saw a gallon size of this shit at local store. Japanese people mix this shit with soda in large jug to drink it like Gatorade. Tastes like old rug with sweetener.

20th November 2018

The Jokes on you if you Didn't Highball

This is the standard whisky used in Japanese highball. If you ever go to Tokyo you can enjoy this expression in a special Kakubin Mug with plenty of perfect chipped ice and soda..The Japanese are ice perfectionists and do not disappoint 😁😁✌🏽

17th January 2018

Not bad....let it oxidise a bit.

This stuff really works if you open it, then forget about it for a couple of months. When you try it again the grain alcohol dominance will have dissipated and you will find a fairly rich, sweet, well structured classic Japanese whisky. Granted I wouldn't pay 60 pounds for this. I paid 10 at the off licence in the UAE, which makes it bargain. But it's clearly overpriced in the UK, but it's not as bad as I thought it was when I first cracked it open....

30th October 2017

Great with Soda

Makes a fantastically refreshing highball with loads of ice. One of my favourite drinks.

18th June 2017

Good for the price

Nice cheap whiskey

4th March 2017

Highball it

Comes into its own as a Highball with soda water

10th February 2017

Just terrible

Bought this piece of rubbish thinking "oh, a nicely priced Japanese", but what a huge disappointment. Tastes like salt water with a tiny touch of bourbon. Absolutely awful.

6th December 2016

Only for high ball and drink mixes

Very little nose, watered down palette and finish is short. Good as high ball and drink mixes as it's not over powering. At this price, just get the Yamazaki distiller reserve for better value.

16th May 2016

bland and boring, by far the worst Japanese whisky

Works in cocktails as it doesnt overpower, relatively cheap but really dull. subtle honey, too strong a bite... not for me

9th May 2016

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