Shinju Whisky is double distilled; a well balanced elegant expression with wafts of honey, orange and vanilla accompanied by hints of herbaceous notes and light oak.
Shinju, meaning “Pearl”, was born from the slopes of the great Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest and most sacred mountain. The ancient Japanese believed that pearls were created from the tears of Angels; ‘born of the water’. Our distillery is situated on the southeastern flank of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture, which makes the sacred mountain its sole water source.
Our “White Pearl” blend is a proprietary blend of this pristine alpine water source and four distinct whisky expressions. All carefully crafted by our Master Distiller, each of which has been aged 2 – 4 years in new and mature white oak barrels to give Shinju its rich caramel color and distinct flavor profile.
Our distillery is situated in the city of Nirasaki, on the southeastern flank of Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture. Its water source is Mount Fuji. Nirasaki was selected as the site for the distillery because it was felt to have the climate most similar to Scotland; the city is much cooler and less humid than other areas of Japan.
Shinju was produced in an environment surrounded by rich nature, history, and culture. This area is close to Minami (South)-Alps, which is one of the best water sources in all of Japan.