Kaiyo Cask Strength

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Japanese Mizunara Oak
Mizunara Oak
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L8093HA7 17:03
Added on
29 jun 2020 8:23 pm by Likudi
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 118.46

6 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kaiyo Cask Strength

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.00 points.

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Kaiyo Cask Strength Mizunara Oak Whisky 53%. Pale amber. Aroma is very muted. Just faintly spiritous. Faint milky oak. After 15 mins some toffee or salted caramel. Muted. In contrast to the aroma the taste is huge and bonkers. Oily rich and almost gin-like, lots of oily juniper. Spicy with a faint tomato and Worcester sauce note. Tastes more like gin than whisky. It's certainly atypical. Not very whisky-like. Not very Japanese. It's a poor whisky. I mean it just doesn't taste like one. Must be very young. A real shame, as I like Japanese whisky and I have so far enjoyed my limited experience of mizunara oak character. 2.8/67

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I really like the mizunara oak influence, sweet vegetal and unique. But unfortunately the rest of the spirit here doesn’t add much of anything to make me want a bottle of this.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediate punch in the nose of a spicy/clove wood combo, sweetness, fall vegetal notes (earth, forest, grass)
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet, spicy, here the young oak wood influence mingles with a young malt spirit,
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short, the unique oak does stay, but nothing new comes and it is quite lackluster


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