THE BAR: Hakushu 12 Years



Lime, basil, mint,

pepper and green tea

Usually whisky is had after dinner but this one we find more appropriate as an aperitif for bringing about forest-like freshness to the nose. It may be a tad bright on the palate for some with notes of mint and basil followed by pepper. Finally, a short green tea finish. Although it is currently a hot property that’s soaring in price but we hoped for the Hakushu 12 to be more complex and rounded. Would I ever have more? Yes, a serving to remind myself on how distinctive this single malt is but another whole bottle? Probably not.

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