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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
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.
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.
Medium-long and dry. With notes of vanilla, grass and a bit of honey.
- 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.
- Interesting profile - of course not matching my expectations for a mizunara cask but that is probably only for the marketing
Fresh, fruity, citrusy, lime, green apple, little grassy, spices, little wet hay, hints of tropical fruits, fragrant - not bad
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
Medium long, warm, little grassy and vegetables
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.