Friday, June 17, 2011

Suntory Owner's Cask Hakushu 1997



Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:Suntory Owner's Cask Hakushu 1997 11-year-old No. BD40263. 58 percent alcohol
Nose: Oak, varnish, soy sauce, stewed pears, vanilla, red apple peel, peanut butter, peach skins. Lots going on. Continually evolving.
Palate: Quite hot. chilies? Yeast, soy sauce, peanut butter, thickened cream. A little water actually makes this hotter. More water again brings out vanilla and cherry blossom.
Finish: Long, warming and dominated by the flavours on the palate.
General comment: A bit of an oddity, the flavours don't quite gel together, but still fun and interesting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How does this compare with the Hakushu 1998 Single Cask? I'd be interested to know, as they have it for sale in the small tourist shop near the entrance to Nagano Station.