Mizunara – or Japanese Oak – is all the rage right now.
A growing number of whiskey companies are choosing to finish their precious liquid in this exotic, rare & difficult to work with wood.
To extract some of the fabulous flavours from the wood & enhance the drinking experience.
Other spirits categories are likely to follow & on spotting this Cognac Park Mizunara Cask – I had to try it!
Golden brown in colour, there’s subtle aromas of light sandalwood contrasting with the dark fruitiness expected from an aged cognac.
The light & fresh appeal carries through on tasting – definitely an alternative experience to some heavier cognacs.
The finish excites with a prickly heat, tannic spiciness & sweet fruits.
An impressive & welcome innovative experiment into Mizunara finishing in the cognac world.
For further reading on Mizunara see webpage here.
Cognac Park website here.