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It's April and we're having the third worst snow storm of the winter. Time for a review.
This sample is courtesy @Paddockjudge, who opened the bottle with me on Dec. 19 2015, and the sample was poured at the same time. It is tasted and reviewed in my usual manner.
Nose: Fruity, light syrup, cinnamon, green apple, creaminess. 22/25
Taste: Fruit, sweet and sour, light, tasty but not very complex 21/25
Water doesn’t change this whisky but amplifies what is there.
Sweet finish 21/25
Balance: The nose and the palate complement each other well. 22/25
Total Score: 86/100
Like many Japanese whiskies, There are no flaws in this. It’s a very tasty, clean, no impurities. But it is not as complex as some other whiskies. There is no mystery or intrigue.