Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:
Akashi 12-year-old. 50-percent alcohol.
Nose: Strong notes of vanilla, sherry, euchalyptus fire, burnt pie crust, overipe peach, burnt popcorn. A little sulphur, which works with this one.
Palate: Very strong flavours, even with a little water. The burnt popcorn is huge. Chargrilled steak, sherry, euchalyptus fire, malt, flambéed bananas.
Finish: Long, with malt, sherry, flambéed banana and then lots of ashy dryness from the various charred flavours on the palate.
General Comment: An eclectic whisky to say the least. The base flavours stay more or less the same, with some different ones fading in and out from dram to dram.