Nose : Rose, Dried raison cake with cinnamon.
Palate : Green apple. Cacao.
Finish : Walnut with a hint of smoke.
The name Iwai comes from Mr. Iwai who was an advisor of Hombo Shuzo since 1945. He helped Hombo Shuzo to get whisky license in 1949. We showed our respect and name our whisky Iwai.
Another fact is that Mr. Iwai was the one who sent Taketsuru to Scotland. Taketsuru is the first guy who went to Scotland to learn whisky making in 1918.
Founded in 1872. We have over 100 years experience in spirits industry. Started from Japanese local spirits shochu, then wine and whisky. Even though we have a long history, we will never stop experimenting.