From the enterprising No One Drinks Company, who single-handedly just about put the closed Japanese distillery, Karuizawa, onto the world stage.
And didn't we take notice, as today, this distillery is now a dead set legend with it's malts now the most collectible whiskies in the world. Roll over Port Ellen, say goodnight Macallan, there is a new rising sun in the auction firmament and it's name is Karuizawa.
From Dramming, "Nose: Pipe tobacco, ripe apples, vanilla, old leather, polished oak, nutmeg. Palate: Spicy apple compote, vanilla, hints of grapefruit, lapsang souchong tea, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon. Finish: Very long, fruity, spicy and minimally smoky. Overall: A fascinating mix of spice and fruit in this slightly unusual bourbon cask Karuizawa, the wood is always present but does not overwhelm the other flavours."