Mars Komagatake Moltage Sherry Cask 10YO 40%

japanese-whisky-080Nose: Honey, sherry, blood oranges, lime, a little bit of oak, a kind of burnt toffee smell, and something maritime, like seaweed.
Palate:
It is biscuity, with some bitter chocolate, nuts, malt, toffee and smoke.
Finish:
Mainly toffee, nuts, smoke and some lingering bitterness.
Last Word: I have to admit that on first opening I didn’t take much of a liking to this whisky and probably would have given it a score of around 73/100.It’s been open for around 7 months now and, while never going to be a world beater, it has improved quite a bit and scores. The smoke saves it.

Rating: 79/100

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