Kaiyo Mizunara Oak The Single 7 year old, 48%
Price: $49 ● Issue: Summer 2019 ● Reviewer: Jonny McCormick
This whisky spends 7 years in bourbon barrels with a 6-month finish in mizunara. Sandalwood, incense, long pepper, grapefruit, cilantro leaf, pencil shavings, and red pepper rice cracker give this a dry, fragrant air. It's silky with light honey, vanilla, fudge, and peaks with pepper, coconut, then green apple, before a finish of aromatic spices and tangy orange.