Kaiyō whisky is matured in the finest Japanese Mizunara oak casks. These casks are handmade
due to Mizunara oak’s delicate wood grain. They are among the rarest casks in the world and are
considered the finest in which to mature whisky. After years of maturing our casks go on a final
maturation at sea voyage for up to 3 months, leaving from Osaka Japan.
This whisky is matured in the finest Mizunara oak casks. Our pioneering research into the effect of wood selection on whisky maturation has led to the development of bespoke barrels, crafted from slow growth, air-seasoned wood from hand-selected trees. These casks are handmade due to Mizunara oaks delicate wood grain. This spirit is gently matured in traditional style for many years before it embarks on its unique sea voyage.
Mizunara oak casks are the most expensive casks in the world.
Kaiyo Japanese Mizunara Oak Whisky Cask Strength 53% % - 70cl - Pure Malt Whisky
It has been known for centuries, that the amalgamation of the salty ocean air and a distant sea voyage enriches whisky. Kaiyo Japanese pure malt whisky was made from a blend of pure malt whiskies, 100% Malted Barley, non-chill filtered and finally matured in the finest Mizunara oak casks. After years of aging according to traditional methods, the whisky goes on a final maturation at sea voyage
Spiced oak, fresh lemongrass and orange oil
Extremely smooth with great complexity and a perfect balance of fruit, malt with a touch of dark chocolate.
Lingering peppercorn heat and a whisper of caraway.
Kaiyo The Peated Japanese Mizunara Oak Whisky 46% - 70cl - Pure Malt Japanese Whisky
The first edition of Kaiyo Peated, very limited. Pure malt whisky from Japan, aged in Mizunara cask, extra matured at sea and then an additional two years in a Madeira cask to balance the peat. Made from 100% Malted Barley, non-chill filtered.
Lots of pear, apples, fruits and vanilla. The peating is there, but not overwhelming. Excellent balance with some oakiness
Opens up with spicy vanilla oak but quickly pivots to oranges and pear. Smooth and delicate, though with a kick of extra heat towards the end