Kaiyō "The Kuri No. 1" Chestnut Cask Japanese Whisky (Kaiyo)
46% ABV, 750 ml, Unchilfiltered
We loved this bottle when we tried it! This is a very fragrant Japanese Whisky, easy drinking and delicious. This unique bottling from Kaiyo is one of the first of its kind - a whisky aged full term in first fill Japanese "Kuri" chestnut barrels. After 7 years of aging in Japan, the barrels go to sea for 3 months, as all of Kaiyo's whiskies do.
The Kuri opens with drying wood notes, with an incense like spice. Fragrant notes of lavender are balanced by raisin and eucalyptus. The finish is long with hints of ripe raspberry.