Fresh and assertive; ripe peach and kiwi come to mind at first with hints of vanilla bean, burnished leather, and Marcona almond. A welcome sweetness is matched with toasted notes of oak and grilled sourdough before a soft, honeyed finish proceeds." 93 Points 2023 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Maen Japanese Whisky 12 Year Old is an elegant pure malt whisky.
It is distilled in a double copper pot still, aged for 12 straight years in ex-bourbon barrels and then masterfully blended to complete the perfect circle.
A luxurious, limited production whisky for connoisseur's, Maen Japanese Whisky 12 Year Old is best appreciated neat or over ice.
TASTING NOTES: Nose: Alluring aromas of macadamia nut, cocoa powder, baking spices and charred oak.
Palate: Indulgently rich, full and powerful. A smoky and moderate acidity delightfully tempered by the essence of vanilla malt. The finish is divine, offering up lingering notes of black tea and chocolate brownie.
THE PERFECT CIRCLE WHISKY Drawing ensō (the Japanese word for circle) is a disciplined, creative practice of Japanese ink painting. Once the ensō is drawn, one does not change it. It evidences the character of its creator and the context of its creation in a brief, continuous period of time. Traditionally, the circle is drawn with only one brushstroke and is one of the most common subjects in Japanese calligraphy. According to Zen philosophy, when the circle is closed, it represents perfection.
THE PERFECT CIRCLE ARTIST The Maen Perfect Circle logo is made by the hand of Juju Kurihara who is a 5 Dan Japanese calligrapher. She started learning calligraphy at the age of 13. After working as a studio photographer in London and Sydney, she moved to Madrid in 2010 and started working as a calligrapher. She currently runs Sosekido, her calligraphy school in Berlin, as a cultural bridge between Japan and other countries through the art of calligraphy.