Kaiyō Japanese Mizunara Oak

Blended Malt

Kaiyō // Japan

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  1. locorican68

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    A good Japanese Whisky alternative for the expensive and hard to find Nikka or Suntory Whiskies. The peated and Sherri type are more expensive.
  2. Faulty_Key

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  3. NanoGram

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Slight ethanol smell, but also notes of some green fruits. Tasted oily and rich, somewhat buttery notes with hints of vanilla, spices and sweet-floral finish. Very enjoyable, would buy a bottle for my collection. Thanks Proctor!
  4. radioactiveleper

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  5. cleverlobo

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  6. Whiskey_Hound

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I’ve been making a concerted effort to try more Japanese whisky. This makes for my 4th review, and the first I’ve done of a spirit aged in Mizunara Oak. I know these guys source, but unlike many, they source from within Japan, as opposed to Scotland. Nose: Sandalwood, saltwater taffy, bubblegum. Apple, orange, pear, banana, and vanilla. Coconut. Cucumber as well. Sort of a ginger ale note. Very sweet. Oak as well, but markedly different from what I’m used to. It’s lighter, more subtle. Palate: Very floral. Still getting the cucumber. Vanilla, toffee, and malt. Shortbread cookie that reminds me of an Irish. Big time bubblegum, Macadamia nut. Some caramel in the background. The apple, pear, and banana carry over. Green bell pepper on the mid-palate. Once again, green, grassy, and floral. Subtle oak. Delicious. Finish: Bell pepper and malty notes carry over from the palate. Plenty of spice. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. Definitely the spiciest part of the experience, maybe even a bit hot. Moderate-long finish. Solid value here. Continually impressed with the Japanese product. Doesn’t boast the powerhouses that Scotch offers, but the few I’ve reviewed so far have been able to keep the pace of mid-level Scotch expressions. What Japanese whisky lacks in age, it makes up for in uniqueness and complexity. This is a fine example of both. 4/5 for this. Looking forward to trying more Mizunara Oak expressions because I think that’s a large part of the appeal here. It’s a step outside the boundaries for whisky as I’ve known it, and I like what I’ve discovered. If you’re looking to get into Japanese whisky, this should be one of the first few you try. Great representative.
  7. PeatHunter

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    My favorite Japanese so far. Almost oily buttery on the pallet with a feel similar to a lightly peated scotch. Tastes of butterscotch on the tongue. Good feel and taste. Lingering medium heat that’s heavier than a good scotch but still very enjoyable. Thanks Steve for sharing. I’d buy a pour of this one.
    62.0 USD per Bottle
  8. Chris-Trimble

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Taste Smoky with dried fruit.
  9. whiskeyinaglass

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  10. whiskey888

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: light, hint of alcohol, oaky Palette: low viscosity, sweet candied blueberry Finish: lingering dark chocolate and alcohol notes
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