Kaiyo Japanese Mizunara Oak
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  • honey
  • woody
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • grassy
  • apple
  • spicy
  • oily
  • citrus

Kaiyo

Japanese Mizunara Oak (0.75l, 43%)
Discounted price $63.99
Regular price $99.00

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Character Goatson
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."
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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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  • honey
  • woody
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • grassy
  • apple
  • spicy
  • oily
  • citrus
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
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