Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hanyu 1988 - 2007 - Cask 9501

Cheers to another Hanyu. This one was distilled in 1988 and bottled in 2007 at 55.6% vol cask strength by the Number One Drinks Company. The kicker for this one is that it was finished in a Japanese oak cask (Mizunara).

  • Nose: Smooth oak, spices, slight smokieness, juicy tobacco, tropical timbers, after a while it gets very earthy (like wet flower earth), water makes the nose dryer/dustier
  • Mouth: Oily, sweet oak, honey water, nectar
  • Finish: Oaky, long and warm, some very light pepper/chili, vanilla and spices
Comment: This is some lovely sweet nectar with delicate wood notes. Works very well without water, but it doesn't harm either giving it a dry edge.

90 points

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