Just like the 18 year old the Hakushu 12yo is bottled at 43.5% (Japanese bottlings are labeled 43% but I speculate the regulations are just a bit more lax in Japan)
For some more info on the Hakushu 12 check out this great article on the whisky advocate blog.
- Nose: Apple, a bit grassy, green grapes, a tad peat and whiffs of oak, very fresh
- Mouth: Grassy with minimal sherry notes, a bit malty, floral sweetness
- Finish: A bit Peat, slight smoke, fresh apple, a bit oak, towards the end some sherry and at the very end bitter herbs
Comment: Very fresh and summery with a delicate sherry note in the background. Very drinkable and you could nibble away the whole bottle in a long session.