Scotch Malt Whisky Society 120.4 Tibetan Joss-Sticks and Polynesian Pork 1990 18 Years Old

ABV 59.3%
REVIEWED Issue 84
Specifications
Brand: Hakushu, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression:
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 59.3%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Hakushu Higashi Distillery, 2913-1 , Mukobayashi Aza, Yamanashiken Kitakomagun, Hakushucho Torihara, Japan
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: There is a Christmas cake note here, but then wafts of incense come through. Humidor and dried tobacco with a hint of oak too. A little minty.
Palate: Massive oak hit followed by some sweetish chocolate and burnt sugar.Despite this there is a freshness to it.
Finish: Long and oaked.
Comment: Takes a while to get friendly with but well worth the effort.
7.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense sherry. Rich dried fruit. Dates, figs,prunes. The alcohol is slightly prickly. Coffee toffee. Melted oak. Old furniture. Cigar box. Eucalyptus hints.
Palate: Crisp, tangy. As expected,oak is overwhelming. Bitter sweet chocolate. Water takes it on the bitter side.
Finish: Long, liquorice.
Comment: The nose is a delight. To enjoy the palate,you have to be a wood freak.
7.6
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