Regular price $117.00
Kaiyo Whisky is a very intriguing distillery indeed - being the brainchild of master blender Jeff Karlovitch (who is a veteran of the parent company of Bunnahabhain and the blender behind Lost Distillery's whisky recreations). Kaiyo is double-distilled, 100% malt whisky, but it’s not single malt. Colloquially known as “tea-spooned malt,” it is called such because the distillate is sourced from a single Japanese distillery, with a small amount of whisky coming from another producer. Further, Kaiyo cannot claim to be 'Japanese' whisky because it is not aged entirely in Japan - with each cask spending time at sea.
'The Single' is a 7 year old whisky, distilled in Japan on a continuous or Coffey still and predominantly aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels. The distillate then spends additional time finishing in both Japanese Mizunara oak and Tennessee Whiskey barrels. Made from 100% malted barley, every cask of the Single enjoys a three-month ocean maturation that helps bring out the unique flavors that can only be obtained from this combination of casks.
Fun Fact - Kaiyo means 'ocean' in Japanese so the sea voyage makes sense.
Nose: The aromas are complex with plenty of honey and tropical fruit notes (banana and coconut).
Palate: Nearly weightless and quite delicate. Red apple, flan, coconut, marzipan, vanilla, and rum cake.
Finish: The finish is medium length and aromatic.