These casks personally sourced from around the globe by Ichiro Akuto are carefully blended with local Japanese stocks and matured a further 1-3 years at Chichibu. The blending takes place in 2 x 5,000-litre wooden barrels built by French cooper Taransaud. Non-chill filtered and non-colored.
Nose: Peach, vanilla, lychee, barley, lemon, wood varnish, straw, banana.
Palate: Light and crisp, lemon squash, chestnuts, straw, barley, vanilla, banana, chili, toffee, and pineapple.
Finish: Toffee, lemon, tobacco, bran, banana, and a hint of nutmeg.