This is an extremely affordable bottle of whisky (less than $20). You can pick it up at most liquor stores in Japan. I happen to get mine at an electronic store – Bic Camera. This is a vatting of Nikka’s Yoichi distillery (Sapporo, Hokkaido) and Islay whiskies.
N: dusty wood floor, oak, floral, candies
P: strong alcohol heat, oak, strong initial bite then calms down quickly, spices, hint of vanilla, slightly numbing feeling, smoke, some kind of soap flavor that is distracting.
A very drinakble and interesting dram, especially at the price point. If it was easier for me to get here in San Francisco it would be my daily dram or as I sometimes refer to it as the “table” whisky.