This is a blended malt containing whisky from Yamazaki and Hakushu Distillery. Give it a couple of minutes in the glass and the fruity and malty notes comes forward in the smell. It is not very sweet, a bit dry, with a touch of oak.
A little alcohol burn in the taste despite the 40 %. Again the fruity notes is in focus. Some dried fruits like prunes and raisins. Some vanilla comes forward in the finish with the fruits that lingers out. A little bitterness from the wood as well.