- Nose: Peat, smoke, ashes, some dry ashy oak, honey, peat sweetness, dry grass
- Mouth: Peat, a lot of licorice (root) and a mix of different woods and spiced tea
- Finish: Long and warm with licorice again. Peat and smoke with some malt and vanilla.
Comment: Rather unusual Hakushu with the strong licorice note, but I like it a lot. Quite punchy with a high abv. and strong flavors all around.