Kaiyo The Peated – First Edition

ABV: 46 %
Origin: Japan
Type: Blended Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 2/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is young and thin with a hint of peat. The distillate is very much present. There are feint notes of a vegetable peatiness and some honey. An aura of nail polish remover sits over everything. There’s a tonic water note in the center and maybe just a small hint of green apples. There’s also a metallic note and it’s got a layer of cardboard in the back.

Mouth: It starts out with a thin honey sweetness and a peat which is a mix of wet vegetation and smoked meat. The tonic water is also found in the taste. The metallic note is in there as well as the cardboard. It gets sweeter and a little bit better with time in the glass.

Finish: An ABV spicyness comes first and then it returns to the now clearly savory peat and the cardboard note. An oakiness comes through fairly quickly and it’s got a nice newly cut oak feel to it. Together with the smoked meat note the finish is actually not that bad. This feels underaged and it lacks a lot of depth and flavour.

Additional information
This is a blended malt made from undisclosed japanese distillates. It’s aged at sea in fresh japanese mizunara oak casks. The casks are only filled to 80 % to give the whisky chance to move about on the journey. It’s bottled in Great Britain.

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