Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:
Mars Komagatake Single Cask Vintage 1989 23YO 57.9% American White Oak Cask #1041
Nose: Vanilla as expected. Oak, sawdust, pineapple, grapefruit, strawberries, menthol and quite a bit of pepper. Water strengthens the pineapple and grapefruit and adds mint.
Palate: Fairly aggressive attack. Hot spices, oak, toffee, strawberries, vanilla, some peat/smoke. Water enhances the sweeter elements.
Finish: Quite dry and oaky. Then a little pineapple, strawberries, peppermint, pepper, peat and coal/tar. Errs a little too far on the dry woody side. Water helps reduce this.