"Blending is considered an artform in Japan, and we’ve painted a minor masterpiece: a unique and complex yet sessionable dram designed for whisky novices, connoisseurs, and everyone else in between.
Although this bottle marks a slight deviation from our other botanical spirits, the skills required to develop it are rooted in the same basic principles. It’s ultimately about building flavour and aroma, and creating a new, exciting experience for the drinker – but whisky requires a deft, more subtle hand. You’re somewhat limited in the tools you can use. You can’t reach for a peel, pepper or plant to fill a gap or add a little hint of something missing. You can only work with the casks you have at hand. Fortunately, we’ve managed to source a few beauties.
First, the foundation: North British single grain whisky aged in virgin oak, the reliable, woody backbone on which to build. Then sherried Invergordon for a bit of punch and depth and peated Ardmore for body, length, and a wispy touch of sweet billowy smoke. Vatted as one and finished in barrels seasoned with Tawny port from Douro, Portugal, to pull the individual components together.
The result is a modern dram that sits somewhere between Scotch and a round, complex bourbon. A nice, clean, easy drinker with nuance, charm, and gusto. Simply sip and savour – with a dash of water to release the oils and esters – or enjoy as a long drink with dry ginger ale."