View Full Version : Japanese Single Malt Whisky Thread
05-17-2013, 05:45 AM
I've been wanting to start this thread for a while now and am going to start a separate one for Japanese blends too.
Here's just a couple pictures to get things started.
05-17-2013, 05:51 AM
man, my local HAD those hakushu bottles a while back--and i thought about getting one--but they're gone now! BUMMER!!!
05-17-2013, 05:58 AM
They're right around the corner in Yamanashi, although a long way from the train station. You can get them at the Yamazaki distillery too, which is only 5 minutes from the station, although it is on the Kyoto/Osaka border.
If you like regular Hakushu, you'll instantly recognize the unique flavor, although my favorite is the Hakushu 10 when it comes to the Hakushu lineup.
Make sure and take a look at the Japanese blended whisky thread (http://www.whisky.com/forum/showthread.php?p=119765#post119765) too.
05-18-2013, 02:36 PM
Are you guys still local? I'm in Yokohama, maybe we should get together for a tasting?
05-18-2013, 09:46 PM
Singordie is in Nagaoka, but I'll be around in a few months.
Had some of my dwindling supply of Hakushu 10 last night, and my fortunately mostly full Yoichi 10 - these are two magical drams and my friend kept looking at his glass and saying "How do they do that" in reference to the flavors which I have yet to find from any other source.
08-01-2013, 04:40 AM
08-01-2013, 05:53 AM
YAMAKAZI 50 YEAR OLD Single malt Japanese whisky. Bottled 2011. One of 150 bottles. Produced by Suntory. 700ml, 57% volume. In wooden presentation box. Hammer: £6500Interesting, but incredible how people constantly call it Yamakazi = 山火事 instead of Yamazaki = 山崎.
I picked up a bottle of Yamazaki 12 last week and highly recommend it.
09-01-2013, 04:23 AM
hey, islay peat! hope you've been well--and STILL hoping to hook up at some point in the not-too-distant future.
I think that i may have mentioned a recent first encounter with hakushu NAS and how i enjoyed it more than i expected to, particularly what i experienced as "green" on both the nose and palate. well, i just picked up a couple of 180ml minis of hakushu NAS and yoichi 10 (which i have not yet tasted, although i enjoyed the richness of the NAS expression). well, i've decided to share the wealth with a couple of neighbors today: one of those neighbors was, after all, the gent who turned me on to hakushu the last time we had a little get-together at his house. i'll share my impressions later on.
09-01-2013, 05:17 AM
Look forward to sharing in the gathering, even if only in print!
Keep your eyes open for any Hakushu 10 if you can find it, as they replaced it with the slightly more expensive, but in my opinion, not as enjoyable 12 in February.
Don't make the mistake of getting the Yamazaki NAS! While the Hakushu 10 and up are very good, the Yamazaki brand is NOT very good at all until you get to the 10 (I prefer the 12).
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