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Hakushu 1993 Vintage Malt

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Suntory has picked the best cask from Hakushu’s highlighted years and bottled them trough 2004/2005 as a really nice collector series. They taste tham good also, do no let them collect dust if you find one!

Colour: straw. Nose: rather punchy and somewhat spirity, with quite some oak albeit not a dominant one. Quite some vanilla, hints of crushed pine needles, getting then very grassy and leafy (newly cut grass, green tea). Gets much more lemony after that (lemonade, 7-Up) but the oak is still there. Quite nice but lacks dimension and complexity a bit. Mouth: punchy, with a rather thick mouth feel, starting extremely sweet (pear sweets, apple compote with a lot of sugar) and oaky (typical spiciness). And a lot of vanilla. Simple but good result, reminding me of Glenmorangie’s experiments with various new oaks. Finish: rather long but with no further development. Fruits and oak, oak and fruits. 80 points.

Tasting note by Serge Valentine Whiskyfun

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