Thanks to the semi-tropical climate suitable for the cultivation of sugar cane and therefore of rum production, Helios Shuzo -founded in 1961- produces rum using the best locally grown ingredients purchased directly from farmers.
Mr. Tadashi Matsuda is promoting the identity, culture, and know-how of Okinawa over 50 years. This is why, company’s main theme is “From Okinawa to The World”!
The Helios Rum, is made from sugar cane grown in Okinawa. A mixture of molasses rum (traditional type) and cane juice (agricultural type), it is an extremely aromatic and characterized by the rich aroma and taste of Japanese sugar cane. “Helios rum” has a dry feeling like the shining sun of Okinawa and fruity eminiscent of a warm climate.
Nose : Very exotic characters, with aromas of pineapple and hint of smokinessaging.
Taste : Round and powerful with a touch of sweetness
Finish : White pepper notes on the finishSKU: HEL01-NV00720-RM
Reki Blended Whisky
“From Okinawa to The World”…
Reki Blended Whisky is the latest premium Japanese Whisky expression of multiple award winning Helios Distillery from Okinawa Island.
Situated in Nago-city, the Northern Area of Okinawa that is known for its rich natural environment, Helios has placed high value on preservation of the environment and making the best use of Okinawa’s natural resources and history, and dedicate to produce authentic and good products.
Based on the principal, Tadashi Matsuda, the founder, Helios Co. has been distilling spirits over 50 years and promoting the identity, culture, and know-how of Okinawa. This is why, company’s main theme is “From Okinawa to The World”!
Reki Blended Whisky, is the latest product from Helios. It is blended whisky made with malted barley, grain, yeast and water using the years of productions experience of Helios Distillery.
Being originally a Japanese Rum producer, Helios Co. uses ex-American barrels for its rum production, hence Reki the whisky is as well aged in ex-bourbon barrels to attain a perfectly balanced whisky with hints of tropical fruits, vanilla a seaweed.
The blend consists of malt whiskies distilled at Helios, while the blend is younger than three years.
Reki Blended Whisky is:
- “An exclusive whisky from multiple award winning Helios distillery”
- “Limited allocation around the world.”
- “Represent the true heritage and made with the best ingredients from Okinawa Island”
- “Gold Medal” winner from Stuttgart International Spirits Competition 2019
Nose: Tropical fruits, citrus blended with honey and hints of vanilla and Japanese rum
Palate: Sweet caramel with vanilla notes up front, joined with tropical citrus fruits balanced with peat from oak barrels
Finish: Hints of toffee filled with rum, sea weed and orange oil with toasty cereals with vanilla coatingSKU: REK01-NV00700-WJ