voted "World's Best Pure Malt Whisky" @ 2012 World Whiskies Award. A blend using malt whiskies matured in ex-bourbon and sherry casks for at least 17 years from both the Miyagikyo and Yoichi distilleries.
n: leather and red berries (more sherry cask influence). Floral with nice element of peat smoke and cinnamon.
t: malty medium body with nice vanilla oak. Dired ginger and a hint of sea salt. The red fruits appear in the middle with some spice. Satisfying floral finish with smoke to create a nice balance of elements.