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The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky - Distiller’s Reserve

(70cl, 43%)

The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky - Distiller’s Reserve
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Hakushu Reserve Bottling Note

From the Hakushu distillery in the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake comes their Distiller's Reserve single malt whisky, a no-age-statement expression, that captures the smoky, herbaceous characteristics of their whiskies. Both lightly-peated and heavily-peated malts were used for this complex and deeply enjoyable whisky. One of two Spring 2014 release from Suntory.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: The herbs are very up front with this one. Peppermint, pine and pleasant grassy notes. Cucumber and melon round out the nose.

Palate: All the notes on the nose swim effortlessly through the palate, the mint developing sweeter notes as it goes on. Citrus zest also pops in to say hello.

Finish: A waft of smoke appears during the long finish.

Overall: This shall make a fantastic Highball. Oh yes it shall.

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Hakushu Single Malt Whisky - Distiller’s Reserve Reviews

Simply superb

Loved it. We're on our 2nd bottle, complete fan.

10th September 2021

An 8 yo Glenfiddich in a nice bottle.

Yep Apple, floral notes and thin. Made in a forest in Japan and expensive, I have tried to like it, but lacks age, quality and value. Nice label and box.

25th April 2021

A must buy for your self or others if you wish them an amazing drink

Although the bottle was not for myself I had chance to try it as it was opened it's pleasantly stronger and deeper in taste and mouthfeel compared to the suntory Toki more of an emphasis on barrel spice but still maintaining the floral notes. Beautiful bottle and I will be getting myself a bottle when it is back in stock

21st February 2021

Really good! Would buy again!

Hakushu Distiller's Reserve Single Malt - (On The Nose) fruity, melon, pear, grapefruit, apple, mint/ pine, very fresh but smooth, sweetness. (Palate) fruity, sweet, melon, herbal, citrus, fresh

18th February 2021

One of the best Japanese single malts

Excellent

14th December 2020

There is delicate and there is delicate.

Nose: Light summer harvest...sweet breakfast fruit.

Palate: Spice bombing…eye watering.

After: Short but repeating minty.

1st December 2020

Highly recommend

Green apple flavor is so wonderful

21st October 2020

Good option - not too conplex gd

Think I’m turning Japanese. Love this whisky. Closer to a scottish highland - no peat or smoke - but dispute its age tastes sophisticated enough to take to our whisky club as a wild card. Will buy again. Toffee and childhood banana sweet flavour.

6th May 2020

Delicately Smoky Banana Goodness

Got a bottle for under 50USD in Osaka. I really love the delicate flavors in this one, with just enough complexity on par with the Sepeysides I've had. Really good dram for an evening night cap, after a meal or for afternoon conversations with friends.

Nose - opens with a strong fresh banana, vanilla-caramel sweetness, pine, very light smoke, almonds
Palate - Opens with mild sandalwood and pine, then spicy pepper attacks the mouth which slowly fades into sweet banana, fresh berries and yuzu rind, greenery and smoke.
Finish - Pleasant fruit and mild greens with mild smoke and 70% dark chocolate

Very smooth and easy drink!

2nd February 2020

I like this one

My first dabble into Japanese whisky, and definitely one I enjoyed.

Quite smooth, nothing too aggressive but with just enough bite. Lovely.

7th September 2019

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