Kaiyo The Rubi Japanese Whisky
The latest in Kaiyo's special release cask finish series is a lovely flirtation with Ruby port pipes. The un-chill filtered malt whisky ages for three years in Japanese Mizunara oak before heading out to sea like all of Kaiyo's whiskies, for three months. Upon returning to Japan, it ages a further seven years before being briefly rested in former Ruby port pipes for four months.
On the nose, candied orange and toasted marshmallow open the show, with notes of sandalwood and mango following. Hints of dark chocolate and peppermint last on the palate with fantastic viscosity, sticking around for a long finish. Bottled at 46% abv.