Kaiyo Japanese Mizunara Oak

Kaiyo Japanese Mizunara Oak

(0.75l, 43%)


7.3/10
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$66.99
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Delicate Nippon Whisky with a heart of Scotland.
 
Kaiyo (‘ocean’ in Japanese) was created by Master Blender Jeff Karlovitch, the Whisky veteran of Bunnahabhain, the parent company. Kaiyo Whisky is a unique concoction in many ways: it’s double-distilled and double-matured; it’s incredibly rare and exclusive; it spent some time traveling the seas to mature in the dynamic maritime realm of sloshing, temperature changes, and varying air pressure; and it spent some time in the highly exclusive Mizunara oak.
 
Kaiyo’s Mizunara Oak is a 86 Proof unchill filtered delight with no age statement, nor do they reveal the distillery. But that isn’t important if you’re dealing with an intriguing experiment. The maturing in Mizunara oak brings intensive flavors from this Spirit and the barrels that spent several years seafaring gave it a light and complex character with sensations that could fool us into thinking we’re sipping on one of the “Glens”. It’s like an enigmatic sailor who refuses to reveal his history, simply saying “Figure me out”.
  • Category
  • Style
    Japanese Mizunara Oak Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
    Not Stated
  • Age
    NAS

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honey
woody
smoky
vanilla
grassy
apple
spicy
oily
citrus
What does Kaiyo Japanese Mizunara Oak taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light gold
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Honey and wood on the nose with hints of fresh grass, apple and vanilla.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
A mélange of spicy, fruity and smoky flavors with a citrusy background.
 
Finish
Medium finish with smoky and oily notes.

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Ratings & Reviews
Andrew
Andrew,
Honey with spice at the end.
 
Jeffery
Jeffery,
Light and drinkable
 
Christopher
Christopher,
This is my first experience with mizunara and I LOVED it. Light, sweet incense and floral notes that give way to wood and smoke. Each tasting seems to ebb and flow (like the ocean waves it spent time aging on?) in the flavors of the palate that are featured, which I know can be a turn off for some, but it’s something I really enjoy in a whiskey
 
Peter
Peter,
Smoke overpowers the berries a little but overall a nice taste.
 
Juliana
Juliana,
From herbal to toasted! First tasting: wood, Cassis - SHERRY Oversea Second tasting (Mizunara): Forest Floor + porcini; dark choco + coffee Bean
 
guest
guest,
牛逼
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Mild but fragrant nose, slightly smoky on palate, then sweet, ending in citrus. Lots of flavors, easy drinking. Delicious
 
Denis
Denis,
Not my taste
 
Nakeva
Nakeva,
Although not a fan of smoky/wood, this had an interesting flavor set. Smooth throughout and allows a minute for the sweet to sneak into the picture.
 
John
John,
Almost loved this one. Not a fan of the smoky wood combo. But the way the honey blends into it is well done.
 
Kori
Kori,
Very solid
 
Cole
Cole,
Smooth, honey stands out, medium burn but doesn’t last to long. Woody little bit of citrus. Aroma is amazing
 
guest
guest,
Oaky. Simple and nice. Vanilla.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Color is a gold. Nose starts with a grassy, oily phase, followed by hints of honey and vanilla. First sip starts with a little mellow spice and smokiness, but not peat, more just a whiff of passing fire pit. This transitions to a subtle vanilla and honey middle, with a smooth mouthfeel, with faint notes of fruit. Finish is a return of the gentle spice, though only for a short time. Punches above its proof, but the finish could be longer. Overall, good, but not worth the price tag
 
Chris
Chris,
Decent choice. A little spicy but not unbalanced
 
Mike
Mike,
No thanks, Ive had better flavor from poorly made moonshine.
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Unrefined, a bit wild and imbalanced. Spicy
 
Dan
Dan,
Great whiskey. Has a genuinely smooth finish, mild flavor though.
 
Chris
Chris,
The nose was fairly heavy with alcohol, but the taste was excellent.
 
Andrea
Andrea,
Horrible Tasted like nail polish remover
 
Michael
Michael,
Floral notes smooth drinking
 
Gašper
Gašper,
Most flacoursome one I've had. So powerful it make me cry when i smell it near my eyes.absolute must try,even if its sweet,it has powerful sherry notes
 
Ivan
Ivan,
I like it, oily, oaky, sweet, not too smoky. Not very spicy, doesn't linger on the tongue for long. Another review suggested to let it roll around in your mouth for a bit, i agree.
 
Leo
Leo,
Not very smooth
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Sweet, cinnamon, clove, oak, smoke, white pepper. A bit of ice helped tone down the sweetness and bring out the oak. Not a very long finish. It’s decent, but a little too sweet for my taste.
 
Mark
Mark,
Dark honey with a solid oak flavor. Better when you roll it around a bit. Slightly sweet.
 
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