2.87/5
RATING

Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky

40% ABV
$62

High altitude Japanese whisky's finest? Aged in ex-bourbon, sherry, and wine barrels.

We tasted Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky at Meeting No. 54 on December 15, 2016. We rated it 2.87 out of 5. Iwai Tradition Japanese Whisky ranks 12th overall in Japanese Whisky. At a street price of $62, this spirit is on the pricier side given the our rating of it.

Rating Details

AVERAGE
RATING
2.87/5
FOUNDERS
2.88/5
MEMBERS
2.86/5
AGREEMENT
VALUE
RANK
No. 12 of 13
RATING BASED ON
15 Reviews
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Tasting Notes

First Tasted at Meeting No. 54 in December 2016

Michael  •   •  3.5

Sawdusty and dry, in a good way. Just a hint of spice. Beautiful copper color.

Brad  •   •  3.5

Simple, mushy nose and a lightly smoked caramel taste. Bit of a burn lingering. Almost too easy, a cheap date of a whiskey.

Elliott  •   •  3.0

This copperhead has a strange nose I can't place - some said wet cardboard, but it's more like dried herbs and dirt. Youthful craft spirit funk. Good contrast to the rest of the tasting.

Dennis  •   •  3.0

Earthy nose. Smooth but not sure what distinct flavors show. Short finish.

Marc  •   •  3.0

Leather couch on the nose. Slow/delayed burn earthy tones on the palate. Thought from the color it would be a little more complex. A lot of leather in the revisit.

Gavin  •   •  2.5

Scent reminds me of a grappa rubbed thin on the back of the hand, wet and grassy, perfectly mixed with the new car leather of a BMW 330i X-drive.

Mike R.  •   •  2.5

Beautiful metalllic copper color. Mushroom, earthy nose (light), metallic palette black pepper finish.

Darren  •   •  2.0

Scent of wet cardboard. Dry, dusty flavor - like the smell of card stock in a Kinkos copy store that is overdue for a remodel or the back of a UPS delivery truck during the holiday rush.

1 other member rated this 3.5

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1 other member rated this 2.5

1 other member rated this 2.0

 

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