This is a “Japanese-market-only” release from Kirin. It was released in 2016. Marzipan sweetness, almonds, honey and hints of vanilla in the smell. It is very sweet.
The alcohol has a greater impact in the taste. Burned caramel and oak. The 50 % shows and shoves the sweetness in the background, but just at first, and in the finish the sweetness is back. Still with the marzipan as the dominant factor!
This is mostly just sweet, and the complexity is almost missing. A fine dram, potent at 50 %, and just nice and easy going. At least if you are used to cask strength whiskies. I will give this 81/100 (21/20/21/19).