Whisky Review: Komagatake Aged 22 Years

Style: Bright and smooth

Nose:

Delicate run of dark raisin syrup. Coffee beans, leather and tobacco leaves submerges. Confident layering of malt, orange and vanilla. A rather atypical touch of light corn syrup dipping on top, dark fruits stewing with gentle smoke at the back.

Palate:

Sweet, ripe cherry fruits flow onto the palate, chocolate eclairs. Light, upbeat jazzy mood you can dance with it. Seamless stitching with multi-layers of flavours. Lovely maltiness flourishing brightly at the middle with a neat citrus zing. Vanilla brushes and finishes with a light orange note.

Finish:

Roasted almonds dipping in thick grape juice. Lip-smacking sweetness lingers on.

Thoughts:

Nicely sherried, although from what I have read it is not the sole vatting component. Cheerful and light-hearted tone, quite a memorable dram as there are not many whiskies which can light up the mood and make you smile. Quality malt and hopefully I can get to try more of their expressions in near future.

☆ [Recommended]

[43% • 2013 • Original Bottling • Limited Edition • 1359 Bottles]

-Esmond