A cask strength variant of Kaiyo Whisky, a Japanese teaspooned malt which has endured a maturation in mizunara casks – known for being expensive though difficult for coopers to work with. These whiskies also spend part of their maturation at sea, as to help develop their flavour profiles.
Nose: Spiced oak, fresh lemongrass and orange oil.
Palate: Peppery at first, though soon enough wafts of buttery pastry, clove and espresso develop.
Finish: Lingering peppercorn heat and a whisper of caraway.