Hanyu 1988 / King of Diamonds
70cl / 56%
Japanese Single Malt Whisky
A wonderful dram from the sadly now-defunct Hanyu distillery, this received a Gold Editor's Choice award from Whisky Magazine Issue 56 and was awarded Jim Murray's Japanese Whisky of the Year for 2008.
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More Details:CountryJapanBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesCardVintage1988
Tasting Notes by Martine Nouet
Nose: Tangy (alcohol tickles nostrils). Lots of cereal notes. Cooked grains. Oatcakes. Cowshed. Creosote with fresh mint aromas. Lemon juice.
Palate: A very short sweet start, bursting out into a spicy circus of aromas. Quite sharp but challenging. Less creosote on the palate.
Finish: Concentrated, citrussy, minty and spicy.
Comment: Water undoubtedly tames the alcohol but alters the freshness and enticing natural sharpness of that bold whisky.[These notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 56]
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom
Nose: Immediate complexity. Cheddar cheese, cream, but also a firm nutty quality. A touch of burlap, smoke and then with water it shifts into sandalwood, citrus, pineapple, pine.
Palate: Dances in the mouth, moving from spice into flowers then to smoke, which builds subtly.
Finish: Long, mixing spice and sweetness.
Comment: This has classic Japanese finesse (and excellent viscimetry). Great whisky is about balance and this has it...in diamonds, not spades.
Score: 9 / 10
[These notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 56]
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