Distillery: White Oak
ABV: 50 %
Whisky type: Single malt
Outturn: 2,000 bottles
Nose, Taste, Finish, Balance: Slight peat background; nothing on initial contact but slowly creeps up. Strong presence of a shearing shed with all the elements. Small apple vinegar spice; this is a winner (only in my opinion) compared to all the other expressions 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, slivers of ginger. Dab of aniseed; 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%, cask - Spanish sherry butts. A far better distill than the 8 year old that was limited to 4,500 bottles and now sold out. Expressions are available for online purchase (in Japanese).
Reviewed by Clint A