Hakushu 12 43% circa 2011

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Nose: Very fresh and clean as a whistle. Seems to be untainted by any wood influence at all. Banana, vanilla custard, lychee, soap flakes, peat. Invigorating.
Palate: Pepper as if it’s straight from the shaker into the malt. Earthy peat, banana over oats, toffee, some orange and lemon.
Finish: Is medium length, dominated by peppery spice, and underpinned by clean malt and lingering earthy peat.
Last Word: Very well crafted. A good one for displaying the difference between the taste of peat and smoke.

Rating: 87/100

One thought on “Hakushu 12 43% circa 2011

  1. Hi Brian,

    Im looking at my hakushu 12 & 18, but I cant seem to figure out where to check for the year of bottling.
    I dont have the box, just the bottle.

    What am I missing?

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