Hakushu Hakushu 25 Years Old 43% NV
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World Whisky Awards 2019
Best Japanese Single Malt 21 Years & Over
"Superb harmony and balance. Sherry, vanilla, coniferous tree, delicious."
An extremely rare and highly sought-after addition to the Hakushu range,
this 25-year-old was rated 93/100 by Jim Murray, who called it "a malt
which is impossible not to be blown away by".
Silver Medal Winner (The Malt Maniacs Awards 2009)
Serge Valentin (85)
Colour: full gold. Nose: another dimension indeed, even if we’re still more or less in the same family. This is obviously more complex, fruitier and smokier as well, with whiffs of garden bonfire, smoked tea, stewed fruits, various honeys and big notes of dried dates. And once again notes of toasted brioche. Very, very nice nose, midway between ‘oldness’ and freshness. Mouth: excellent, quite firm, starting fairly grassy and smoky, with notes of green tea and cinnamon, then oranges and crystallised lemons. The mouth feel isn’t impressively big but it’s all perfectly balanced and certainly not weak. There’s also an enjoyable flintiness. Finish: rather drier, almost a little tea-ish, with touches of coriander and pepper. More black tea in the aftertaste. Comments: it’s not the first time that I try this baby and it never really impressed me, but I won’t deny it’s pretty excellent whisky.