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Hakushu 1984 White Oak Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Hakushu 1984 White Oak Cask

Brand
Hakushu
Expression
1984 White Oak Cask
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
61.00%
Vintage
1984
Produced at
Hakushu Higashi Distillery
Website
www.suntory.co.jp
Availability
Website only www.suntory.co.jp

Michael Jackson

Nose
Very aromatic. Fresh cedar. Coconut.
Palate
Intense. Tar-like. Rooty. Sappy. Earthy. Piney.
Finish
Liquorice. Spicy. Peppery.
Comment
Its edgy assertiveness might bother aesthetes but I warm to a whisky that knows its own mind.

Dave Broom

Nose
Very intense and hot without water, quite oaky. Sharpened pencils and orchard fruits. Water brings a sauna-like piney oiliness. Clean, citric.
Palate
Softer and more zesty than you'd expect, though it carries the heat of high alcohol all the way. A fiery beast.
Finish
Becomes perfumed in the drying glass.
Comment
Packs a real impact.
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