These Japanese blends confuse me... I mean, why do you want to emulate something that's so... ehhh? I guess because, obviously, blends make tons of money. Okay. Fine. Anyhow here's what I'm complaining about... nose of almond milk, and alcoholy stuff. I barely get anything from the palate... some nice, light vanilla stuff, barely-fruity notes, and traces of bay leaves and random spices. That would be harmless enough, but the finish is an unfortunate mess of Everclear and other alcoholic blech. That pushes me away and makes me not want another sip. There are some amazing whiskies coming from the folks at Suntory nowadays, but this isn't one of them.
N: Nectary sweet with a hint of kane sugar and orange zest. Furniture polish. P: Blandly sweet. F: Some really nice sugar swells up in the finish. The finish is the saving grace for this otherwise bland whisky.