Winner of the 2010 World Whiskies Awards Best Japanese Blended Malt category. This whisky is a vatting of several malts which have been matured in Japanese Mizunara oak casks. Non-chill filtered and with no colouring added.
Nose: Cigar box, and exotic wood notes. Hints of wet leaves and earthy notes. Fruit drops with icing sugar.
Taste: Medium to rich in body. Lots of pepper to the taste. A tad astringent, but at the same time a mellow sweetness. Weird, I know. But that's what I get.
Finish: Medium to short finish. Actually a bit oaky now.