This rare Japanese Scotch is outrageous. Very sherried - needs a good amount of water. Tasting is really interesting as it is a bit staccato. What i mean is that each part of experience comes very seperated. The Nose is Sherry - lots of it. Very powerful. Fruits and maybe dates or figs too. Then the palate starts with an overpowering medicinal belt to the mouth. But that clearly ends and the palate is filled with a complex richness of flavors and feelings. After a few staccato notes are played the finish begins with very long spice. Smoke pops up as well, but again in a strangely enjoyable staccato.