Kaiyo Cask Strength

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
Mizunara Oak
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Jul 2018 1:41 pm by Bachess
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 109.84

7 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kaiyo Cask Strength

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.38 points

  1. Kaleva scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    A good example of whisky I wouldn’t recommend to anyone. It starts with misleadingly pleasant sweet and perfumery nose, which is, however, openly young. But the palate is a complete failure. Strong alcoholic and bitter taste with a lot of fusel oils. So it rather tastes like a new make but not really a whisky. The finish is a continuation of the palate: short, spirituous, bitter, monotone. I’m not that familiar with mizunara profile but I really cannot find here something unusual, which differs from traditionally matured malts. And finally the last but not least - this whisky’s price. How much? Starting from over one hundred bucks?! The world of whiskies is really going mad nowadays, especially regarding Japanese products.
    • Nose
      Feeling young, perfumery, sweet, fruity (overripe yellow pears, some tropical fruits notes), vanilla, jelly bears, menthol, a hint of oak on the background. Water opens up fruit caramel notes and a hint of fusel oil
    • Taste
      Sweet, immediately bitterish, alcohol, spicy (mix of peppers), berry soda, strong fusel oils, vanilla butterscotch, later comes bitter oak
    • Finish
      Short, bitter, with alcohol feeling, some nutty notes, drying oak at the end

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    How to give the good piece something about 82 is a mystery to me, clearly you can see potential for more age, but you should rate this product ...
    • Nose
      Phew, New Make, white grapes, hay, vanilla, toothpaste
    • Taste
      Chalk, iodine, malt, hay, toothpaste, pebbles suck, mineral
    • Finish
      The same with a little young oak


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