(World Whiskies Awards 2016) Best Japanese Single Malt Whisky 13 to 20 Years.
(World Whiskies Awards 2015) Best Japanese Single Malt.
(San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2015) Double Gold Medal Award.
(International Spirits Challenge 2013-2014) Gold Award.
Tasting notes: from David Broom, whiskymag.com
NOSE. Rich and slightly sweet though with a balanced oakiness. Walk in the woods: apple and violet, an old log cabin in the summer heat.
PALATE. Though lighter than the nose suggests this has class. Leafy, almost mossy. Pine woods, violet again and a dusty rooty quality but sufficient sweetness to add depth and complexity.
FINISH. Good length. Pomegranate.