Never before have I had such an intense floral scent in my glass, my nose is the absolute top hammer! Unfortunately, taste and finish can not keep up the stakes. Overall, however, remains a great whiskey, but unfortunately now - due to the discontinuation of bottling and the general trend among the Japanese - has become disproportionately expensive.
intense floral notes (orchid?), citrus fruit, burning candle wax, possibly some honey
first light pepper, then dominate again floral notes, cloves, sweet vanilla, "yellow" fruits and maybe a little orange
medium-long, cocoa-bitter finish with light citrus notes