I went with the earlier thread. Perhaps someone could merge the two
Bottled in 2011.N:
An elegant peat here, of the briny lighter type. Can't fault it, the oak and barley are perfectly weighted. Typical Japanese white fruits, apple and nashi pear, not stewed but fresh and mouthwatering. After a little while in the glass some of the more peaty base notes appear, the more Islay-like notes and more earthy too, but it maintains it's Japanese poise. Water alters the whisky somewhat, lifting the fruit considerably adding lime, orange, and pineapple. T:
More of the same, a little on the simple side maybe, some peppery spice. The peat is restrained allowing the white fruits and oaky spices to reach the drinker. More smoke as the finish kicks in.F:
Quite long. Some drying oak with the apple. The briny peat with it's wisps of smoke are there at the death.
This could be more complex i suppose, it's not simple by any means though. An easy drinking peaty whisky that goes down only too well