Suntory Hakushu Distiller's Reserve Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml)
Another intriguing new Japanese whisky from Suntory, this one from the Hakushu distillery stringing from the recent movement toward non age statement whiskies from producers.
Suntory's Hakushu Distillers Reserve combines young lightly peated and older, heavily peated malts rumored to be minimum eighteen years in age and matured in American oak casks.
PLEASE NOTE: PRESENTATION BOX MAY VARY BASED ON STOCK. YOU MAY RECEIVE THE OLD STYLE GREEN BOX, OR THE NEWER WHITE BOXES.
Tasting notes... Retasted Nov 2016 Subtle, with light wafts of fresh sawn American oak, gobstopper and stewed pear. Air contact draws out hints of granita biscuit. More presence in the mouth than the nose suggests with a nicely rounded, fresh delivery that's peppermint lozenge-like followed by cool mint confectionery melting in the aftertaste. Unexpected and quite delightful. 43% Alc./Vol. 90 points
First tasted 2013 Pale straw gold colour. Moderately intense, grassy and mildly fruity aromatics combine with a malty-vanilla base and a soft, round, light to medium weighted delivery with cereal and vanilla flavours, nicely balanced alongside the gently buzzing spices that carry well into the aftertaste. Shows good persistence. 89 points