90

Score

Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Cask Strength, 53%

Price: $89 Issue: Summer 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Fully matured in mizunara oak on land and sea, this has tangy orange, ground ginger, fennel seed, cedar, and incense, though it seems a little more tightly wound than the standard strength whisky. Juicy orange, quick firecracker spices, and more toffee sweetness; it becomes heavy and thick, flaunting high alcohol, then turns creamier with marzipan, orange Jell-O, and singed oak spices.