Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Hakushu Sherry Cask 2012

Hakushu Sherry Cask 2012

Official bottling
Single malt - West Honshu
48% ABV

Nose: Butterscotch, caramel, red grapes, milk, kiwi fruit, hints of strawberry jam.
Mouthfeel: Light body, static, airy, slightly watery around the edges.
Tasting: Bitter sweet. Brown paper, kiwi fruit, strawberry jam, lohanguo, blueberries, hints of red grapes.
Finish: Medium. Brown paper, caramel, red grapes, blueberries.


A predecessor to that famous Yamazaki Sherry Cask, and if I may say so, much better. This is jammy and sweet, laden with fruit, but with a very pleasant herbal note that I couldn't place at first. Then it hit me. Lohanguo (Siraitia grosvenorii in Latin, no English common name), a fruit which my mother used to boil up into sweet refreshing herbal tea! Delicious, and brings back so many memories too.


I like this a lot.

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