Nose Classic Yamazaki strawberries and dried fruits with floral notes coming from the Mizunara cask whisky. Fragrant sandalwood and maybe coconut. Certainly a whisky where you could get lost in its nose. Palate The dried berries remain lively on the palate (it even develops some raspberry notes along the way), but they’re dialled back a bit to make room for light oak, white peach and a small amount of spice. Finishing Vanilla lasts and lasts, with spicy but sweet cinnamon acting as a final flourish.