No age statement
Category: Japanese Vatted Malt
Product of: Japan
Bottled in 2010 and blended by Ichiro Akuto, this is a blend of single Japanese malts, (mainly from the old Hanyu and new Chichibu distilleries) which have been aged in Japanese Mizunara wood casks (commonly known as 'Japanese oak').
Sampled on 28/09/2011
Clear, bright light golden amber.
Hydrated to approx. 40% yields enchanting, delicately spiced, honeyed with crumbled digestive/ginger biscuits, warmed apple juice, pink grapefruit zest and floral honeysuckle.
Richly flavoured fruity, honeyed palate which a bitter toffee sour apple note.
Medium length finish has a lingering bitterness.
Closure: Natural cork stopper