PRODUCER'S TASTING NOTES
Hakushu is the Japanese connoisseurs choice. The distillery, which was built in 1973 and is set amidst spectacular pine forests close to Japanese Alps.
Hakushu 12yo has aroma of pears, crushed leafy bracken a hint of citrus. You can enjoy subtle smokiness and the sweet poached pears on the palate.
TASTING NOTES BY DAVE BROOM
Nose: Light and grassy and slightly stony to start. In time theres sweet persimmon and nut.
Palate: Pure and very clean. Sweet lime, green fruits then a hint of smoke and a buttery meadow sweet/chamomile note. Light to the point of fragility.
Finish: Honey, lemon and a little ginger.
Comment: Delicacy to the fore. A breakfast dram if there were ever one.
[These notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 64]
TASTING NOTES BY MARTINE NOUET
Nose: Fruity and sweet. Ripe cherry plums, almond milk, acacia honey.
Palate: Smooth and velvety. A caressing feel, quite thick. Good balance. As fruity as on the nose. Plums with a hint of prunes.
Finish: Medium, with a pleasant dry spiciness. Soothes down on an almondy note.
Comment: A perfectly balanced dram. Fruit and spices mingle gently.