Why use barrels made from American oak (either first fill or second fill) when you have your own oak trees? Well, mainly because Mizunara wood is rather porous. Barrels made from this Japanse oak wood are easily damaged and that’s why nowadays many Japanese whiskies mature in sherry or bourbon casks and finish in Mizunara. But not the Hanyu and Chichibu malts that were used to make up this blended beauty! This whisky is all Mizunara, baby. If you’d like to learn something about Mizunara wood and its influence on whisky, click here and learn. If you’d like to add this MWR to your collection, click on the collect button. But do it quickly, someone might be doing the same at this exact moment… We mean, it is possible, you know.