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The Matsui Mizunara Cask

Overall rating
81.73/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB129578
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels + Mizunara Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
4954621002195
Added on
11 Apr 2019 12:04 pm by eaque

Average value

€ 120.55

20 × in wishlist

61 × member ratings

271 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Matsui Mizunara Cask

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.73 points

  1. StephenG scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. Dutchdram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Very floral on the nose with notes of grass, cut flowers, carnations and a scent that makes me think of standing in a big flower boutique. It turns very fruity (sour) now. Notes of lemon and lime, complemented by Granny Smith apples. Followed by boiled sweets and at the end some vanilla.
    • Taste
      85 85
      More sweetness with fruit. It starts with vanilla. Fruity notes follow; pineapple and unripe bananas. An earth tone with wet leafs and some black tea. Mizunara oak is present. At the end it turns veggie, haha. Notes of paprikas and a red hot chili pepper.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-long and dry. With notes of vanilla, grass and a bit of honey.

  3. LZs scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    It's worth the money even though it's double the price in Europe vs Japan. Fruity on the nose, reminds me of apple. It is rich and sweet on the palate, complex with long finish, slightly smokey. I added some water due to the 48% but it was still deep in flavours. I would buy it again.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Interesting profile - of course not matching my expectations for a mizunara cask but that is probably only for the marketing
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh, fruity, citrusy, lime, green apple, little grassy, spices, little wet hay, hints of tropical fruits, fragrant - not bad
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oily, creamy, little sweetness, green banana, green fruits, hints of cooked vegetables, probably, fennel or celery, some teaish notes - between green tea and black tea
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, warm, little grassy and vegetables

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Lemon, passion fruit, papaya, floral, caramel, vanilla, coconut, rhubarb, malt, pepper. Medium body, somewhat burning, slightly astringent, good intensity. Starts out promising, continues to degrade up to and including the finish.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Banzai scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Straw colored. Super pale like Semillion blanc.

    Nose: Wood spice, caramel, cookies, vanilla, butter, apple or pear, light ginger.

    Palate: Oak, tannin, wood spice, toffee, alcohol heat, pepper. Sweet.

    Finish: Hot, peppery, tannic /bitter, spicy. After that, warm toffee, honeydew melon, and cookies.

    With Water: More sweet malt in the nose. Flavor also sweet and a bit less hot. Definitely more enjoyable with a bit of water to cool down the heat. It can take it.

    Overall: Still young and rough around the edges, but nicely sweet, malty and a bit of mizunara spiciness coming through. Would like a 7-8 year version at least. Overall pretty enjoyable.

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Silversoul scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    I generally start on 70, just because they show up, but this has been something very close to industrial molasses distillate and very green, no sight (taste) of Mizunara.

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