Kaiyo is a Japanese Mizunara oak aged whisky. What makes this spirit so special is the bespoke oak barrel selection. Kaiyō whisky is matured in the finest Japanese Mizunara oak casks. These casks are handmade due to Mizunara oak’s delicate wood grain. They are among the rarest casks in the world and are considered the finest in which to mature whisky. The impeccable character of the wood imparts distinctive notes onto every spirit. However, its delicate wood grain nature makes it quite challenging to cooper. Kaiyo whisky is aged in handmade, bespoke Mizunara oak casks. These barrels are crafted from slow growth, air-seasoned wood from hand-selected trees. After the whisky is aged, it is finished at sea, imparting even more distinctive character the spirit. This unique sea voyage departs from Osaka Japan, and the journey can take up to 3 months.
Medium amber in colour. Fairly delicate with tropical fruits like banana and pineapple on the bouquet, a common aroma and character of the Mizunara cask. Light dessert spices and oak notes increase with time as the whisky is able to breath. The palate is initially spicy and not expected from the softer bouquet, but the spice tapers off leaving a warm lingering finish of oak and notes of wild cherries.