Suntory Kakubin Black Label (Suntory 43)

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Suntory Kakubin Black Label (Suntory 43)

Type: Japanese Whisky
Category: Blended Whisky
Age: N/A
ABV: 43%

This is the second whisky featured on the Mission Impossible: Taiwan Midnight Whisky Run series.

I was under the impression that this would be an upgrade from the Suntory Yellow Label but that didn’t hold true.

For starters, it’s not nearly as nice on the nose.

The lemon ammonia smell reminded me of a temporary summer job that I held as a custodian. 

It’s light-bodied (as expected) but compared with the Yellow Label there isn’t a whole lot of flavorful notes present.

The Suntory Black Label does have one interesting thing going for it– an unusual finish.

electric-fly-swatter

I feel your pain my insect friend

It gives you a high-voltage jolt on the tongue and then quickly scampers away.

It’s like licking an electric fly swatter.

Suntory Kakubin Black Label Tasting Notes

Nose: Lemon, Ammonia, Feint Toffee
Palate:  Pipe tobacco, malt, oak
Finish:  Short jarring buzz with a tinge of sherry

Score 71 / 100

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