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Hakushu 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Hakushu 18 Years Old

Brand
Hakushu
Expression
18 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
18 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Hakushu Higashi Distillery
Website
www.suntory.co.jp
Availability
Japan

We do not have a retailer listed for this exact bottling, however you may find the following suggestions useful.

United Kingdom
Hakushu 12 Year Old £76.80
Suntory Hakushu Distiller's Reserve £45.45
Europe
Hakushu 12 Ans 1997 Whisky Live Tokyo 2010 €1,440.00

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Martine Nouet

Nose
Intense, slightly sharp. Fruity. Chalky. Pear drop. Ripe apricot. Nail varnish.
Palate
Smooth at start then becoming sherbety. Cooked fruit (apples and pears) soon covered by dry oakiness.
Finish
Oak gives it tangy feel and some astringency. Walnut peel aftertaste.
Comment
Less sweet and fruity on the palate than the nose led you to expect. The balance is not there. Water makes it more bitter.

Dave Broom

Nose
Decent intensity with vegetal (wet banana leaf)/green plum notes. Tropical notes mixed with dry hay and flowers. Hint of toffee and crisp oak. Slightly acidic, yet sweet.
Palate
Direct with decent grip. Finer in character than the 12 with similar levels of sweetness but this has more toastiness and better length. Silky.
Finish
Sweet. Toffee crisp.
Comment
This is best neat. Shows a clean progression of flavours.
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