Nose: Huge, rich notes of nutmeg and espresso beans. Ground mixed nuts and butterscotch, dried grass, bramble leaves and black pepper.
Palate: Coriander seed and aniseed, spongecake, allspice and peppermint cream. Marzipan, vanilla custard and caramel. Rich and intense.
Finish: Oaky, spiced finish with stem ginger and malt.
Overall: A robust and flavoursome whisky from a legendary Japanese distillery.