A Japanese blended whisky that has been the subject of some controversy. The bottling for the home market in Japan is made with malt whisky and molasses spirit, which would not be classed as 'whisky' in the EU. This export version, however, is made from malt and grain whiskies.
FOC 1 WHISKY GLASS
Nose: Fragrant citrus blossom and baked apple, with a hint of balsa wood and dry peat.
Palate: Floral notes remain at the fore, with touches of forest floor, apricot and kumquat developing in the background.
Finish: Slightly peppery, earthy vanilla pod and a whiff of pine.
Nose: Honeyed malt and blueberry muffin, with hints of tobacco and fresh espresso.
Palate: Crisp notes of lemon and apple lead into baking spice warmth, with oily malt in support.
Finish: Candied ginger and wood spice alongside orchard fruit.
Nose: Oaky vanilla, sandalwood and lemon blossom alongside zesty peels.
Palate: Earthy oak and milky coffee, with orange chocolate and vanilla pod.
Finish: A full, oaky finish with hints of stone fruit.
Nose: Stewed stone fruit and red berries, with creamy oak and mint white chocolate.
Palate: Lemon curd and citrus peel lead into oak char, chai spices and floral oak.
Finish: Toasty oak and underripe red fruit linger.
Faint smoky accent. Sweet aroma,
redolent of pear and dried fruit.
A slightly edgy attack.
Well-rounded and mellow.
Slightly spicy. A long finish with a hint of white
oak and a spreading sweetness.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Mango, lemon meringue, and toffee pudding.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Light with a chewy mouth-feel and notes of mango, grape must, orange-blossom honey, and roasted grain.
Tender, sweet chocolate with orange zest.