The aroma is dense, enveloping, fat: vanilla, cream, linseed oil, a bit of minerality (stones, earth), a hint of smoke, plum compote, ginger, skin. With a drop of water, fruit, vegetable theme and wax. The taste is slightly spicy, sweet: pepper and other spices, licorice, candied fruit, citrus notes, wax, tea, smoke, small bitterness. The aftertaste is long, slightly astringent: tea, fruit, candied fruit, licorice, wax, smoke. In the development of ashes and a hint of tobacco. Conclusion . A perfect example of Japanese craftsmanship. Well-built whisky with a multifaceted aroma, deep taste and a soft long aftertaste. You can experiment with water. It's good without it. Rating: 90 (n23t23f22b22).