What goes in there? Selected Chivas Regal whiskies that get finished in Mizunara oak casks.
If you're a Japanese whisky fan, the mere mention of Mizunara may get your mouth watering.
Mizunara is an oak tree which are indigenous to Japan. It is known to be extremely scarce (evidently, the tree needs to be at least 200 years old before it can be made into a cask) and has a distinctive porous nature.
While the latter makes the wood more difficult to work with, it also allows for imparting "more flavours" of the wood into the whisky at a shorter time - lending a whisky that's aged in it a distinct flavour profile of subtle vanilla, fruity and flower scents with a spicy finish - which you'll also find in the Chivas Regal Mizunara.
Official tasting notes of the Chivas Regal Mizunara:
Nose: Rich and fruity, with pear and orange notes
Palate: Smooth and rich with a honey sweetness and a trace of hazelnut
Finish: Long, with a touch of Mizunara spice
Colour: Warm amber
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