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Hokuto 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Hokuto 12 Years Old

Brand
Hokuto
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Suntory (Tokyo)
Website
www.suntory.com
Availability
Japan

Martine Nouet

Nose
A bit restrained. Fruit and oak are well integrated. Watermelon. White peach. A touch of rose syrup. Opens on sweet syrupy notes. Tangerine juice. Polished floor.
Palate
Light and silky. Fruit basket. Malty sweetness at midpalate then drying out on an oaky touch.
Finish
Dry and nutty.
Comment
A pleasant summery dram. Keeps fruity all the way.

Dave Broom

Nose
Crisp and floral with cedar and wood ash/dead BBQ. Once again an almost wheat-like dusty sweetness. Slightly unripe (green banana, floral) and immature.
Palate
A very bright start, crisp, clean and gingery/japaleno. Then becomes a little too sweet: flat Irn-Bru and bubblegum.
Finish
Rather short. Dilute.
Comment
All front loaded, but doesn't deliver all the way through.
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