Kaiyo "The Peated" Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky (750ml)

Kaiyo "The Peated" Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky

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Distillery Notes

Mash Bill: 100% Peated Malt

Ageing: Two years in Madeira casks, then over two years in handmade Japanese Mizunara oak casks, finished at sea

Tasting Notes
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."
"The nose sees only moderate smoke, but ample iodine, some notes of dried berries, and hints again of that sandalwood savoriness. The palate is rather delightful, a melange of wood, peat, and fruit that requires some time to unpack. There are notes of almonds here, plenty of tea leaf, and toasty grains, all of which is filtered through a sort of soy-like savoriness that pours on umami and wood notes. Think of it as an Islay Scotch, but with a big twist in the mix. Fun stuff." - Drinkhacker