The Zodiac Collection is likely the most popular Suntory whisky range. It is designed to celebrate the oriental zodiacal signs and people born under responding astrological diagrams.
There are 12 Zodiacs in oriental astrology denoted by 12 animals and after each cycle of 12, the cycle repeats itself there after. The Sheep represents people born in: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015. The Suntory Royal Zodiac Sheep whisky was released in 2015. It is bottled at 43% abv in unique, sheep-shaped ceramic decanters and makes perfect gift for people born under that Zodiac sign. (Suntory Royal whisky was launched in 1960 to mark the Company’s 60th Anniversary.)
Nose: smooth, vanilla, buttered toast, milk chocolate, fruit compote, oak shavings and hints of herbs.
Palate: light, slightly oaky, apples, banana bread, shortbread, pine nuts and hints of vanilla and caramel.
Finish: medium long, vanilla, oak and hints of caramel.