- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Malt Whisky
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 12 Mar 2014 7:18 pm by Stijn
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Whisky Reviews for Hakushu Distiller's Reserve
40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.37 points
- Smell: Almost no need for sobering up, the alcoholic feeling is minimal, the main notes are a lot of dense creamy and sweet and sour canned fruits (yellow peach/pear/melon), very fresh & pleasing. In the background, there is a taste that is easy to capture but not easy to distinguish, similar to bamboo, leaves, grass, this combination makes people feel very clean & pleasant. Very few other fine flavors.
Drink: The wine is light and full, and a refreshing sensation like mint wraps the entire mouth. I would like to describe it as a burning sensation, but it is indeed different. The main tone is the smell of oak barrels. Ganzhong ended.
Sense: DB once said that if you describe Scotch whisky as a mountain stream, then Japanese whisky is a lake of clear water. I believe that this does not mean that the flavor of Japanese whisky is very light. But when you are tasting Scotch whisky, you will never know what will happen next, and Japanese whisky is to show all the flavors in front of you, quiet and frank.
Not strong as palate
- Colour 18 points - light oak
Nose 20 points - barley sugar, kumquat , green apple
Palate 20 points - rich , malty, orange peel
Finish 23 points, warm lingering slight spice and dark chocolate
- 21 21 21 21 84
It is quite drunk, rounded, without flaws
Fresh, very pleasant, whole. Vanilla, young wood, fudge, caramel (“Snowball”), carpentry workshop motifs (but very delicately), apple juice, fresh newspaper, wet cardboard, meringue, candy (fruit drops). 22
From light to medium, moderately dry. Pepper, ascorbic acid, sweet citrus, oak tannins, lozenges, salted caramel. 21
From short to medium in length, smoothly fading. Oak motifs are not replaced by the most pleasant bitterness. Over time, metallic notes and phantom smoke are added. nineteen
Pleasant, light, drinkable, though not complicated whisky with a speyseider character. Balance 21.
- A light herbaceous peat is felt. We are in the forest. Heather, moisture, moss, iodized freshness. On the palate, still peat and heather, it is grassy but not bitter. Long enough, the vegetable peat rises, notes of green tea. It's really a good whisky.
- On the nose: Peatiness (not as heavy as the lagavulin 8, fruit flavours.. sweetness and you can definitely get that oak barrel in there.
Taste: Burst in your mouth spicy, aged wood, smoky and vanilla-ish sweetness
Finish: medium.. and I could only feel the smokiness persist
In my view, this is a great whisky for the price point and point in time (now). Japanese whisky prices are off the roof at the moment but this will not disappoint a guest or a group of friends getting together.