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.
-- Masters of Malt