Monday, November 21, 2011

Hakushu NAS - Whisky Shop W Bottling

Expression: Hakushu - no age statement - Bottled: 2011 - original store bottling for Whisky Shop W - Volume: 300ml

Nose: Earthy. Mint with lime milkshakes - sweet. Hints of faint smoke that is initially hidden but rolls out after opening up. With a drop of water sherbet (Wizz Fizz – flavoured sweet powder) becomes noticeable along with dusty wood - pine perhaps.

Taste: Citrus: lime. Then, a touch of aniseed with an abundance of fresh mint: mojito. The addition of water adds a touch of cloves, spice, and a tease of smoke.

Finish: Silky, complex, with an initial splash of spice, cloves, and prolonged mint. Pleasantly mouth numbing. Water turns this into a semi spice driven ride with a licorice mouth feel. 

Comment: Quite a pleasant little number. Not your typical Hakushu but just as rewarding. Spend a long time with it. Experiment with water for complexity. 

Reviewed by Clint A

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