Price: $30 in Japan for 700ml, $125 in U.S.A. for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Heaven Hill
Mashbill: 78% corn, 12% malted barley, 10% rye
Aged For: 12 years
Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #3
Chill Filtered: Charcoal filtered
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Oak, spice, chocolate, pepper, vanilla, cake, and molasses
Mouthfeel: Medium body
Palate/Taste: Corn and oak, with cinnamon, clove, pepper, tobacco, and caramel
Finish: Medium length and warmth with lasting oak, vanilla, caramel, and spice
Thoughts: A great buy if you pay the Japanese price of $20, but dear god don’t pay the $100 and up at the Evan Williams experience, it’s good, but not that good.
Score: 84 out of 100