Full Review

Kaigan

Kaigan
Japanese Blended Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 43%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$37

Kaigan
Japanese Blended Whisky

Category: Japanese Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 43%
Straw yellow color. Aromas and flavors of five spice and incense, lemon verbena, cedar oil and grilled pork, and poached pear with a satiny, crisp, dry medium body and a tingling, compelling, buoyant finish that shows accents of sautéed water chestnuts, lemon grass, cedar, and fried apple. A Whisky redolent of citrus and spice; this is nice enough to sip but a perfect base to amplify the ginger ale in a Highball.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: five spice and incense, lemon verbena, cedar oil and grilled pork, and poached pear
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of sautéed water chestnuts, lemon grass, cedar, and fried apple
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey Sour, Whiskey Smash
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A Whisky redolent of citrus and spice; this is nice enough to sip but a perfect base to amplify the ginger ale in a Highball.

The Producer

Alexander Murray & Company

The Producer
23237 Blue Bird Drive
Calabasas, CA 91302
USA
1 747-888-3835

Their Portfolio

91 Kaigan Japanese Blended Whisky 43% (Japan) $37.00.

Japanese Blended Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Outside of Scotland, there may be no other country that produces as many great whiskeys as Japan. A few natives began producing whiskeys in Japan in the early 20th century, and armed with knowledge from time spent in Scotland learning their craft, blended whiskeys were born in Japan. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

The finest Japanese single malts are aged for a lengthy period, from 12-18 years. Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed with a cigar after dinner.