This is a blended malt named in honor of Masataka Taketsuru, the father of Japanese whisky. He is the first Japanese who mastered whisky-making in Scotland and produced the genuine whisky in Japan. Masataka learned that the natural resources surrounding a distillery were essential for quality whisky. Based on his thought, he selected two places, Yoichi and Miyagikyo, and built two distilleries there.
The whisky is a blend of aged single malt casks from Yoichi and Miyagikyo and showcases an exquisite balance between great softness and deep complexity. Miyagikyo remains predominant in the blend but a higher portion of Yoichi is used in this new edition giving the whisky a more expressive character. The main barrel influence comes from Miyagikyo & Yoichi ex-Sherry casks and Miyagikyo which has been aged in American oak.
1792 Small Batch Bourbon is sophisticated and complex. A distinctly different bourbon created with precise craftsmanship. Made from a signature "high rye" recipe and the marriage of select barrels carefully chosen by their Master Distiller. 1792 Bourbon has an expressive and elegant flavor profile. Unmistakable spice mingles with sweet caramel and vanilla to create a bourbon that is incomparably brash and bold, yet smooth and balanced.
Nose. Distinctly confidant liquorice-Bourbon notes with near perfect bitter-sweet balance; burnt honeycomb and toffee also abound
Taste. Outstanding richness and sheen to the enormous barley-oak sweetness; again there is a big Bourbony cut to the cloth with all the liquorice and molassed sugar normally associated; but the barley adds that extra dimension
Finish. Long, wonderfully layered oak offering variations of a sweet dry theme; a touch silky with some cream toffee at the death
Matured entirely in ex-Rioja barrels this is glorious burnished red gold coloured whisky that emphasise its unusual aging. Red berries sit harmoniously alongside classic Isaly peat smoke and a touch of salt.