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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Friday, 31 August 2012

JAPANESE WHISKY SPECIAL - HANYU 20YO

Hanyu distillery closed in the year 2000 and in 2004 the equipment at Hanyu distillery was dismantled because of change of ownership. The stock and the facilities were sold to the former owners grandson Ichiro Akuto who started distilling at the place again in 2004 under the Chichibu name...

This bottle is from the old Hanyu stock which also is becoming more and more rare...

Hanyu 20yo 'Ichiro's Malt' 57,5% (closed)

Colour: Dark gold


Nose:

Apple and strong alcohol, hint of varnish and nutmeg. Some farmyard notes and soaked through oak and very faint cumin and faint peat?

Taste:
Hint of Rum, roasted barley and some fruit. Barley sweetness again and some natural caramel. Bitter oak and what comes across as sherry sweetness. Then melasses/old pot still rum style once again...

Incredible complex stuff, this one!!

91/100!

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