Kaiyo "The Peated" Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky
Regular price $169.99 Sale price $98.97 Save $71.02
Mash Bill: 100% Peated Malt
Ageing: Two years in Madeira casks, then over two years in handmade Japanese Mizunara oak casks, finished at sea
Nose: Smoky peat, iodine, dried berries, hints of sandalwood
Palate: Smoked almonds, savory soy, crushed tea leaves, toasty grains
Finish: Rich, dry and long with slight brine and warming spice
Proof: 92 (46% ABV)
Double Gold - SIP Awards 2021
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2020
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"The lightly smoky sea-breeze aroma entices on the nose. The palate opens with bolder peat smoke underpinned by vanilla and coconut, finishing with a mouthwatering salt-and-pepper accent. Adding water pulls it all together, creating an effect like vanilla cookies sprinkled with coarse sea salt, plus a puff of peat smoke. This was matured in ex-Madeira casks for two years, then transferred to Mizunara oak for ocean maturation for a final six years."
90 Points - Whisky Advocate
"This is utterly unique; made from imported Scottish peated malt, it spends 2 years in madeira casks, then 6 years in mizunara casks. Light, clean, fruity refreshment: apple, white grape, lingering cigar smoke, coconut macaroons, and ample Japanese oak influence. Apple and watermelon flavors, developing a more sugary fruitiness of Life Savers hard candy, all brushed with gentle spice and a swish of smoke."