A beautiful 8 year old blended malt whisky from Matsui Shuzou in the Tottori region. This whisky is a blend of Scotch and Japanese malt whiskies that has been filtered through volcanic rock. The nose has hints of vanilla, caramel, cherry, apple and even violet. The palate is slightly peppery with notes of baked rye bread, orange peel, zest and smoked oak. The finish is slightly walnutty with notes of orange and strawberry.