The Akashi Double Blenders Malt Harmony is a unique world blended whisky that was created by marrying five different whiskies, resulting in a complex and flavourful expression.
The components are – lightly peated malt distilled at Akashi and aged for 4 years in Bourbon barrels, lightly peated malt distilled at Akashi and aged for 4 years in Pedro Ximenez casks, non-peated malt from the Nagahama Distillery, and 4 and 5 year old malts created and matured outside of Japan.
As with the Double Distilleries release, they have managed to create a smooth and moreish whisky, but this one feels richer and fuller than the first.
It brings winter berries, sticky toffee and cinnamon spice on the nose, backed up by a little peat smoke, before the palate arrives with chewy caramel, rich oak, building yet subtle peat smoke and just a tickle of citrus that helps to balance out the whole drinking experience. It has a long and fruity finish that holds for some time, leaving you feeling warm and content.