70cl // 48.2% ABV

The much anticipated Hakushu Bourbon Barrel sees the gently peated Japanese whisky aged entirely in first fill bourbon barrels. This has resulted in a great deal of creamy sweetness – absolutely delicious!

 It is rare that you will find a whisky this drinkable or complex.

The first word that comes to mind when you nose this whisky is purity.

Everything is luscious and swollen except the smoke; there’s just that subtle hint of smokiness (not peatiness, but a fine green-wood smoke) that’s characteristic of Hakushu’s malt.

Tasting Notes

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.


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