The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Hakushu

120.1 – Iced caramels and madeira cake, 1981, Aged 21 Years

ABV 60.7%
REVIEWED Issue 36
Specifications
Brand: Hakushu, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: 120.1 – Iced caramels and madeira cake, 1981, Aged 21 Years
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 60.7%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Visit the distillery
Hakushu Higashi Distillery, 2913-1 , Mukobayashi Aza, Yamanashiken Kitakomagun, Hakushucho Torihara, Japan
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very dry, leafy and earthy.
Palate: Light but firm and smooth. Dry. Like leaves of cilantro or garden mint on a crème brûlée. Some vanilla, some oakiness.
Finish: Spicy but soothing.
Comment: A very enigmatic malt. Lighter in body but drier and more assertive in flavour than Yamazaki. A digestif.
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Toasty, oaky, extractive: spices, hot sawdust, nutmeg, apple skin butterscotch, pine.
Palate: The weight of the spirit manages to cope with the lashings of oak. Good weight and power. Red fruits, cherry, leafy.
Finish: Oaky.
Comment: A lot of oak on the nose, but has good balance.
7.8
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