Sad state of affairs these days in Japan. It’s like the whole country is Macallan. By this i mean demand and speculation is so outrageous, that pricing well exceeds quality. It’s young, refined and without any major flaw, but without character.
Edit: Was given blind and Gave it an 85. I do feel if you take the bias and hype away, Japan does know what they are doing. So my first review shows that it’s easy to be jaded and score a malt poorly based on bias alone. It’s not their fault about prices etc. It’s a nice and balanced malt, that while young, is without any flaw. At the right price it’s a good pickup. I’ll up my score to the blind review because it’s important to take away the bias and score it as it is.