Hakushu Bourbon Barrel Whisky
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  • smoky
  • white pepper
  • honey
  • apple skins
  • grassy
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • pineapple
  • citrus

Hakushu

Bourbon Barrel Whisky (0.7l, 48.2%)

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Character Goatson
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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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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  • smoky
  • white pepper
  • honey
  • apple skins
  • grassy
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • pineapple
  • citrus
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Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
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