Cod. WHI0478
Kamiki is a new expression of premium Japanese style whisky blessed by Omiwa priests from Nara. Nara is the ancient capital of Japan and it holds many temples from Shinto, Tengri and Buddhist religions, which makes Nara «The City of Temples». Omiwa is oof the oldest extant Shinto shrine in Japan over thousand years old and protecting local alcohol producers ever since. To celebrate the timeless alcohol tradition of the region, rare Japanese malt whiskies and finest malt whiskies sourced from rest of the world are blended and later fused with the highest quality pure spring water.
Kamiki name is derived from the Miwa Mountain (Mountain of God), which is protected by Omiwa Priests. Inspired by beautiful breezes coming from Miwa, the whisky is namedKAMIKI, where KAMI means God and IKI means breath.
Yoshino Sugi (Japanese Cedar) surrounds NARA, while Yoshino Sugi is used to build temples, burnt in temples to calm mind and to age local alcohol products. Kamiki uses a unique maturation technique,while blend is rested for a second time in Yoshino Sugi -Japanese Cedar- casks to capture a perfectly smooth taste, a scent of sandalwood on the nose and a zest of green tea in the finish. This second maturation makes Kamiki; â€oTHE FIRST WHISKY IN THE WOD WITH JAPANESE CEDAR CASK FINISHâ€_!
Nara is as well home to Thousands of Sakura Trees, planted long ago by priests to worship nature. Sakura tree symbolizes the fragility of life with its beautiful yet short-lived blossoms and has been part of Japase culture for centuries through the spring ceremony of HANAMI - Cherry Blossom viewing.
Inspired by sacred Sakura tree and timeless traditions of Nara, we curated Kamiki SAKURA. Kamiki SAKURA is an exclusive version of Kamiki ORIGINAL whereby the blend is aged in Sakura casks at the final stage after it is rested in Yoshino-Sugi casks. This two-step cask finish brings the essence Yoshino Sugi and Sakura wood with a distinct warming woodiness that reminds Nara forests with sandalwood and gentle spice
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Tasting notes
Nose: Cherry candy with ripe banana, chestnuts, and cinnamon on the nose.
Palate: Woodiness, sandalwood and gentle spice, before sweet Sakura pedals.
Finish: Spicy cherry with savory notes, leading to a floral, spring-like finish