Appearance : bright gold.
Nose : lively and creamy. From fresh fruits (pear, pineapple) to fruit jams (apple, Mirabelle plum), the first nose is gradually covered in subtle notes of freshly cut grass. Allowed to breathe, it develops a more lemony and very spicy register (black pepper, nutmeg, clove). Malted barley then takes the upper hand and then remains on centre-stage. At the same time, the aromatic palette has become more salty, wonderfully vanilla, and herbaceous (lichen, verbena, sage).
Palate : powerful, lively. The resolute attack gets straight to the point, setting down spicy (pepper, star anise), hot (Cayenne) and medicinal (camphor, mustard) tracks. On the mid-palate, acacia honey, vanilla and juicy Williams pear refresh the palate. The rich end of the palate is characterized by notes of barley sugar, vanilla flan and lemon meringue tart.
Overall : long, silky. The creamy start of the finish is also lush (barley field), velvety (barley grain) and fermentary (barley pulp). This direct attitude perfectly highlights the uncompromising style of the single malt produced by the second distillery in the Hombo Shuzo Co Ltd group, Tsunuki. On the retro-nasal olfaction, flavours of courgette tempura, praline and marron glacé tickle the taste buds.
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