Distillery: White Oak - ABV: 50 % - Whisky type: Single malt - Outturn: 2,000 bottles - Volume: 500ml
Nose, Taste, Finish, Balance: In my opinion there is a slight peat background - nothing on initial contact but slowly the aroma creeps up. Strong presence of a shearing shed with all the elements. Small apple vinegar spice and tyre rubber is evidently present. This is a winner (only in my opinion) compared to all the other expressions (excluding the 14yo) from White Oak. Very distinguishable.
Not an overly long aftertaste, but enough to keep you interested. Sweet wafts of candy and bubble gum. Major spice and slivers of ginger. Dab of aniseed with a slightly overpowering alcohol burn - missing a clean and crisp finish to give this malt more stardom.
Comments: Non-chill filtered, no colour, bottled at 50% abv. Cask type: Spanish sherry butts. A far better distill than the 8 year old that was limited to 4,500 bottles and now sold out. Various expressions are available for online purchase (in Japanese).
Reviewed by Clint A