No age statement
Category: Japanese Malt whisky
Product of: Japan
This is a rare example of whisky aged in casks made by Suntory's own coopers from Japan's indigenous Mizunara oak (Quercus mongolica) also known as ‘Japanese Oak’. Mizunara is difficult to make into casks and its loose grain makes it prone to leakage but it is prized due to the flavours it imparts.
Sampled on 29/09/2012
(bottled 2012, released October 2012) Clear, mid golden.
Potpourri floral, vanilla and spice with delicate green apple skin, fresh pineapple, sandalwood, nutmeg and cloves.
Integrated, smooth but muscular palate with apple and pineapple fruit, Indian spice, sandalwood and a faint fresh celery.
Long lingering vanilla impregnated leathery spiced vegetal woodyness.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap