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Hakushu 'Sherry Cask'

(48%, OB, NAS, 2012*)
Average Score: 89
Bottle Profile
TypeJapanese Whiskies
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameHakushu
Bottling NameSherry Cask
Alcohol By Volume48%
Average Score89

Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson91
Konstantin Grigoriadis86
Ho-cheng Yao90
Krishna Nukala90
David Wankel91
Oliver Klimek85

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood91

Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonBig big amounts of sherry wood influence here. But still with an unusual coastalness on top of it. Seasalt? And hints of sweet berries too. Special. The taste mirrors this also. Sherry and a fresh intermingled note. Hm, intriguing and quite tasty indeed. Fresh yet massive, an almost impossible combination.
Oliver KlimekColour: Dark copper - Nose: Sweet cherries, prunes, toasted nuts, hints of dark chocolate and polished oak, allspice and hints of cinnamon. - Palate: Christmas pudding with brandy butter, orange zest, dark chocolate, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. - Finish: Long and fruity with dry spices. - Overall: This is a rather typical sherry bomb, hard to tell that it is from Japan. The nose beats the palate, but it is a high quality whisky overall.