Dram Review: Whisky Magazine Japan Spirit Safe Karuizawa 19 Years

[60.8%・19 Years Old・Distilled in 1991・Bottled in 2010・Whisky Magazine Japan Bottling for Oxfam・Cask No. 3206・Single Cask Release]

Nose:

A substantially malty number, quite obviously alcoholic with some underlying notes of toffee, cereal, vanilla biscuits and burnt butter.

Palate & Finish:

The dough-y biscuity note seems to be the theme of the dram.  The spirit is untamed with oily honey flowing through hot spices, the malty characters continue to ooze out.

The spices continue to hiss like dying fireworks, still remarkably malty.

Thoughts:

A big dram that packs some serious hotness..

I suppose this is all for charity..

-Nicholas