What's in a name? Isawa Japanese Blended Whiskey is called whisky because it's produced in Japan. Were it from America it would be spelled Isawa Japanese Blended Whisky, rather than whisky.
This whisky is a real individual. It certainly is fragrant with floral notes, parma violets, leather and I would even say shoe polish. Under no circumstances would I say rubber though. I could neither confirm nor deny whether is smells of "tire" due to my unfamiliarity with tires, lest this whisky double as a benzodiazepine. The palate is equally soft and fragrant and I would recommend this highly to anybody looking for something different.
14th January 2014
I would rather consider it as a tire liquor or any anything else based on rubber...
6th July 2013