Nagahama Distillery was founded in 2016 and is the smallest distillery in Japan. It is located on the shores of Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. This is also called "Mother Lake". The amount of water in the lake moderates the climate, which is very good for the maturation of the whisky. The blended whiskies Amahagan have their name directly from the distillery Nagahama. Because the word "Nagahama" means "Amahagan" upside down. The Amahagan World Malt Whisky Edition No.2 is the second blended whisky in this series. The carefully selected whiskies, sourced from overseas, are blended with fine Nagahama Newmake and matured in the Far Eastern climate. The strong temperature difference creates a special type of maturation, which is why the series is called World Malts. The production takes place in the smallest kettles in Japan. Distilling is done in a still called "aranbic", which follows an Arabic look. The finish is given to this whiskey in red wine barrels. Tasting notes:Color: Dark gold. Nose: Refreshing, intense, memorable, notes of malt, dried fruit, raisins, red berries. Taste: Rich, balanced, sweet, notes of ripe fruit, tannins, bitterness. Finish: Long lasting, cinnamon, pepper.