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Suntory Premium Kakubin (2014) 7.4

Suntory Premium Kakubin (2014)

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Name: Suntory Premium Kakubin

Overall Character: Oak and sweet earthy grains

Recommended Drinker: Someone looking for a very cheap Japanese whisky that you can sip or mix, and who don’t want anything too powerful. Of course it’s also good if you like or drink the standard Kakubin.

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Suntory Kakubin Reissue (2014) 7.7

Suntory Kakubin Reissue (2014)

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Name: Suntory Kakubin Reissue

Overall Character: Creamy vanilla, pineapple and oak.

Recommended Drinker: Throwback fans. People who like to taste oldschool whisky or understand the history of a whisky. It’s great for new Japanese whisky drinkers, too, and anyone who wants to compare the current Kakubin to the [assumed] old flavor.

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Suntory Kakubin Black 43 (2014) 6.8

Suntory Kakubin Black 43 (2014)

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Name: Suntory Kakubin Black 43

Overall Character: Mildly milky sweet

Recommended Drinker: This is only for highball and cocktail drinkers. If you like the standard kakubin, give this a try, since it’s the same price and a bit more power.

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Suntory Kakubin White (2014) 7.2

Suntory Kakubin White (2014)

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Name: Suntory Kakubin White

Overall Character: Dry and grassy with a tiny touch of smoke.

Recommended Drinker: If you like Johnny Walker Red, The Black Grouse, and other cheap and very mildy smoky blended scotches then this is good. It’s a nice change of pace from the standard Kakubin.

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Suntory Kakubin (2014) 7.0

Suntory Kakubin (2014)

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Name: Suntory Kakubin

Overall Character: Grassy vanilla and lemon peels

Recommended Drinker: Highball drinkers. This is made for highballs, marketed for highballs, and available everywhere in Japan… in highballs. It is the king highball whisky.

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Suntory Special Reserve (2014) 7.5

Suntory Special Reserve (2014)

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Name: Suntory Special Reserve

Overall Character: Sweet custard and stewed fruits.

Recommended Drinker: Low budget blended whisky drinkers who want something a bit unique and elegant, for a bargain. Also good if you like most of the other higher quality Suntory blends, such as Royal and Old.

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Suntory Royal (2014) 8.0

Suntory Royal (2014)

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Name: Suntory Royal

Overall Character: Nutty vanilla and honey grass

Recommended Drinker: Blended scotch drinkers and people who want a Japanese whisky that fits a lot of palettes and isn’t too expensive. This is a really great whisky for how cheap it is.

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