Kumesen Meiyo 17Yr Single Grain Japanese Whisky 750ml
Made in 2001 at Japan’s Kumesen Distillery in Okinawa, this whisky aged for 17 years in ex-bourbon barrels. “Meiyo” means honor, which is one of the seven virtues of bushido, the moral code practiced by the samurai. The whisky is exclusively available in the U.S.
There are few single grain Japanese whiskies available—Nikka Coffey Grain is easiest to find in the U.S., while The Chita is available abroad. Neither of those whiskies bears an age statement, making this 17 year old single grain quite a rarity.