12 Years Old

ABV 43%
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Brand: Hakushu
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Sweet and floral. Orange blossom, honeysuckle. A delicate lemon note emerges, mingling with bakery aromas. Marshmallow.
Palate: Creamy sweetness the nose should have delivered. Quite prickly. Ginger and Tabasco.
Finish: Drying, spicy with a touch of cashew nuts.
Comment: What you nose is not what you get. The palate is rather coarse as much as the nose is subtle. Water cuts the edges.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Very clean and pure. Light grass, some tropical fruit juice, lightly floral and fragrant if a little lean - there's a hint of putty/linseed oil.
Palate: Light. Starts sweet, then softens into peach before becoming nutty (praline). Much better on the palate than the rather plain nose. Very well ordered.
Finish: Clean, but a little short.
Comment: A trembling and rather sensitive wee soul, but a charming afternoon companion.
Visit the distillery
Hakushu Higashi Distillery, 2913-1 , Mukobayashi Aza, Yamanashiken Kitakomagun, Hakushucho Torihara, Japan
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