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Hakushu Bourbon Barrel

Overall rating
86.53/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Strength
48.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4901777205581
Added on
15 Nov 2011 7:18 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 381,33

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Tastingtags

9 Notes

wekke
Expert Senior wekke Note
20 Dec 2015 1:36 pm
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Creamy and sweet, some lemon drizzle cake and black forest honey, a litle coconut milk and buttery toffee. A touch of cooked banana and guava too.

Palate: Creamy and thick with banana split, butterscotch and barrel char upfront. Hints of smoke, alongside melon and pineapple. A little allspice develops.

Finish: Fruity and tangy with porridge oats and golden syrup.

“I like my whisky old and my women young.”
Thermidor
Expert Senior Thermidor Note
02 Dec 2015 9:25 pm
Thermidor gave this whisky 85 points

In my opinion this one beats the 12 and 18 year old Hakushus. Not by much but still.

wekke
Expert Senior wekke Note
16 Jun 2015 12:38 am

World whisky awards 2011 : Best japanese single malt NAS

“I like my whisky old and my women young.”
bull10298
Expert Senior bull10298 Note
06 Jun 2015 5:29 pm
bull10298 gave this whisky 76 points

This is a parallel release to the Yamazaki Single Malt Bourbon Barrel and comes from Suntory?s second distillery of Hakushu, which is actually the largest operational malt whisky distillery in the world. As with the Yamazaki, this expression comprises various malts between 10 and 15 years of age which have been matured in former Bourbon barrels. Delicate and initially slightly reticent on the nose. Lemon, grapefruit and spice. Some gumminess. The palate is rounded and spicy, with banana, pineapple, hazelnuts and vanilla. Lingering lively ginger and subtle oak in the finish.

http://www.whisky-pages.com/notes/distillery.php?id=sun

 

TastyDram
Expert Junior TastyDram Tasting note
15 Oct 2014 7:23 am
Color
Old gold
Nose

A hand carved oak fruit bowl, full of tropical fruits. Think of pineapple and coconut. Water adds bananas, citrus and melons. And off course some oak and vanilla. You'll discover even a bit of white pepper.

Taste

Due to the ABV it is quite hot on the tongue. Yet the fruity flavors give it a fresh body. Green (sour) apples and bananas. And once again some melon and pineapple. At the end a faint hint of smoke.

Finish

Short and crispy, like you've just had a bite of a Granny Smith apple.

Comments

A typical summertime dram from our Japanese friends. Fresh and fruity. It does not come with an age statement, though it is quite expensive. Count € 80 - €90. The 2013 edition is even more expensive. €110 aproximately.

Myst111
Expert Senior Myst111 Tasting note
15 Jun 2014 10:46 pm
Myst111 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Waldhonig, Banane, leichte süße

Taste

Erst kremig süß, dann etwas Melone, im Hintegrund ein Hauch von Zitrusfrüchte. Ganz wenig rauch.

Finish

nicht das längste finish, denoch gut. Die Zitrusfrüchte vom Taste rücken in den Vordergrund

Comments

braucht etwas Zeit bis die Aromen durch kommen.

Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Note
03 Apr 2013 5:09 pm
Titi94 gave this whisky 88 points

Tasting Notes by the Bottler:

- Color: gold.
- Aroma: tropical fruits, citrus, vanilla.
- Taste: light, smooth.
- Finish: refreshing, clean.
Titi94
Expert Senior Titi94 Tasting note
24 Feb 2013 7:43 pm
Titi94 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Fin, délicat. La tourbe et la fumée sont posées sur des fruits exotiques (banane, ananas), orge maltée et vanille. Ensuite, les cendres évoquent clairement le foyer de la cheminée et la viande fumée et des zestes d"agrumes constituent un cocktail détonnant et puissant. Le miel de tilleul apporte ses arômes capiteux.

Taste

Avec la même délicatesse, elle caresse le palais (orge maltée, mousse, chocolat noir et citron). Tourbe et orge se rapprochent, la tourbe effectuant en cela un retour aux sources. Une alternance de tons jaunes et verts met en valeur sa fraîcheur d"expression.

Finish

Longue, douce. Des fleurs blanches (muguet, lilas) font leur apparition. Evoque le moment des cerisiers en fleurs. Un instant, le temps suspend son vol. Un paysage champêtre et bucolique nous apparaît. En guise de conclusion, la pointe épicée (poivre, girofle) rehausse la vanille et la transforme en crème brûlée.

Comments
Tasting notes & comments by LMDW :

Particulièrement inspirée, cette version limitée Bourbon Barrel est une succession de moments tous plus poétiques les uns que les autres.

Emilien206
Member Senior Emilien206 Note
04 Jan 2013 2:42 am
Emilien206 gave this whisky 88 points
Bonjour je suis passionné par le whisky japonais

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