Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:
Suntory Hokuto 50.5. Alcohol content: 50.5 per cent.
Nose: Vanilla custard, pear, green apple, pineapple, orange, walnuts, some floral notes, mixed herbs and fresh potato skins.
Palate: Cinnamon, chocolate, orange, macadamias, more pineapple and walnuts.
Finish: Big, sweet spices, creamy, nutty. Really warms the palate.
Definite similarities between this and Suntory's "Hokuto" Pure Malt 12-year-old. The lower abv of the latter works to create a balance and harmony of flavours that the 50.5 can't quite match.