Whisky Review: Hakushu Aged 18 Years Limited Edition

Style: Forest fruits, Peppery and Oaky Nose: Starts with a powerful herbal drum roll, vanilla barley, autumn apples and honey mead emerging afterwards. Black pepper fuses with peppermint and showers down on the whole parade. Fat blue berries leading fragrant tropical fruits, mineral peat going slightly chalky at the back. Clean, peppery with optimal sweetness.…

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Whisky Review: Hakushu 白州 Aged 12 Years

Style: Forest fruits, Lightly peated and Complex Nose: Black pepper sprinkling on green spearmint forming an intriguing, dry spearhead. Distant coastal waves, faint grilled mackerel. Fragrant tropical fruits combine with plenty of fresh pine notes. White vanilla cream, mineral kiss, floral nectar slowly rises up. Finishes with fresh oak and barley on the drier side.…

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Whisky Review: SMWS 120.8 Hakushu 白州 “A surge of sweet peat”

Style: Complex and Spicy Nose: Roasted macadamia nuts closely trailed by clean forest fruits. Pine nuts lightly grilled by peat smoke. Sweetness gradually opens up as shy glazed pineapples and passionfruit lollies step in with light green herbs and clove oil. A touch of smoked mackerel from the back, all the layers nicely overlap and…

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Whisky Review: Hakushu Sherry Cask 2014

Style: Sweet and Elegant Nose: Brilliant mix of forest fruits, pine and raisins. Tree sap and green grass flickering charmingly. Deeper hides an inkling of smoke and malt, spotless cucumbers and cereal notes rising from the back. Palate: Delicious raisins land with perfect weight. Sweetness of pears, dark cherries and oranges congregate at the fore.…

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Dram Review: Hakushu Owner’s Cask 2B 40276

[57%・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2011・Original Bottling・Single Cask Release of 253 Bottles] Nose: Wood shaves and glue initially for a moment, but henceforth it rewards with a wood fired toasted marshmallow note that transpires basic happiness.  The sweetness from the fruits has been muted but the freshness has been harnessed, with a brush of woodiness laid…

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Dram Review: Hakushu Sherry Cask 2014 Release

[48.0%・Bottled in 2014・Original Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The nose fares subtle at first, prunes simmering away with a background presence of smoked barley. Crafted with finesse, the sherry led creaminess gives way to bright stone fruits, held together with just a brush of glue. Palate & Finish: Rich salted caramel on the palate with the fragrant elements from the…

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Dram Review: Hakushu Heavily Peated Bottled in 2012

[48.0%・Bottled in 2012・Original Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: A delicate sweet smoke on the nose, cucumbers and forest pines. It doesn’t feel like it’s heavily peated, the peat is clean. The freshness of green fruits is truly lovely with just a hint of vanilla and a brush of honey. The woody peat and green papaya notes come…

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Dram Review: Hakushu 25 Years Old No. 2297

[48.0%・25 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2010-2014・Official Bottling・General Release] Nose: A lovely merging of pine, cucumber, vanilla and subtly oaky smoke on the nose. A slight earthiness and delicately smoked bacon on the backend. Palate & Finish: On the palate, honey, cucumber, green apples and sugar cured cucumbers. A soft finish of spices. Such class and elegance.…

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