Hitachino Nest White Ale is distilled down to an alcohol content of 30% by volume. It is then matured in oak barrels with the addition of coriander, hops, and orange peel for one month.
More Hitachino Nest White Ale is added, and the product is distilled again to an alcohol content of 50% by volume. After the second distillation Kiuchi No Shizuku is matured in oak barrels for six months.
Finally, it is filtered and bottled at a final 43% ABV (86 Proof).
Appearance: Pale gold, nicely polished.
Aroma: Genever-like nose with sweet spice (coriander) and a touch of fresh orange. Alcohol evident.
Flavor: Lemony & tart orange citrus. Spicy, sharp coriander flavor with an herbal quality.
Finish: Initial sweetness, then drying out with oaky & slight smoky notes.