Japanese Whisky is in the news.
Primarily for the massive growth & increasing popularity experienced internationally.
Secondly for labelling.
Every dog on the street knows Japanese Whisky can contain whisky distilled in some other country.
This has never put me off.
I enjoy whisky – wherever it’s from – and look forward to tasting the results of Japanese blending & maturation.
Kyasuku Cask Reserve – available in yer local Aldi – is clearly labelled as ‘ World Whisky Matured & Blended In Japan’.
No issues there then!
It also says it’s finished in Mizunara Casks – which makes it very exciting!
I couldn’t wait to try it!
Reassuringly pale in colour.
Getting a sweet, intense floral bouquet with a touch of woody depth on the nose.
Very soft & smooth on the palate – much like many malts.
A gentle oaky spice – Mizunara is Japanese Oak – slowly grows along with a lip smacking juiciness on a luscious long lasting finish.
Kyasuku is a very engaging & highly entertaining blend packed full of fascinating & enticing flavours.
Top marks to Aldi for sourcing this easily affordable & eminently approachable slice of Japanese blending & maturation prowess.
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