Hakushu Bourbon Barrel Whisky

Hakushu

Bourbon Barrel Whisky

(0.7l, 48.20%)


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Scottish style, American taste, Japanese production.
 
Hukashu distillery is the second distillery of Suntory. It was established in 1973 by the great Shinjiro Torii and is located 700 meters high, surrounded by expansive forests and Mt. Kaikomagatake. It is one of the highest located distillers in the World (by comparison the highest Scottish distilleries are on 355 meters) which contributes to the malt’s mild refreshing taste and crisp citrus aromas. Because of the high elevation the Whisky ages more slowly and with a lesser influence of wood on the spirits. Unlike at Yamazaki (the first distillery of Suntory) they mainly focus on ex-bourbon and hogshead barrels. They only use wooden wash backs, which helps take advantage of the site’s natural bounty.
 
The Hakushu Bourbon Barrel Whisky is a gently peated Whisky aged entirely in first-fill bourbon barrels, which results in a creamy dram, reminiscent of Bourbon.

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  • Style
    Bourbon Barrel Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    48.20%
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Hakushu

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smoky
oak
apple skins
white pepper
honey
grassy
vanilla
dried fruit
melon
What does Hakushu Bourbon Barrel Whisky taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
 
Eucalyptus honey.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
 
Fresh oak, citrusy. Lemons, leading into acacia honey, cooked banana and tropical fruits. A little peat, grassy and flowery.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
 
Mild with hints of smoke, pepper and lime juice. Clean and straightforward. Sweet malt, alongside melon and pineapple. Distinct vanilla flavour.
 
Finish
 
Medium, peppery with a tad of smoke. Apple and grass, also creamy.
 
Comment
 
Light, subtle and complex.


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Deja
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Smokey with a weird finish.
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