From Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2009
Firm oak, but compromises sufficiently to allow several layers of malt to battle through with a touch of peat-coffee. Massive, a toasted, honeyed front gives way to really intense and complex malt notes. Superb finish. some late marmalade arrives from somewhere, the toast is slightly burnt but the waves of malty complexity are endless. Not a whisky for the squeamish. This is big stuff – about as big as it gets without peat or rye.
Winner of World’s Best Blended Malt Whisky. (World Whisky Awards 2018)
Winner of World’s Best Blended Malt. (World Whiskies Awards 2015)
Winner of Best Japanese Blended Malt. (World Whiskies Awards 2015)
Gold Medal for Japanese Blended Malt Whisky 13-20 Years. (World Whisky Awards 2014)