Hakushu 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Japanese Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
New Box Design
Added on
24 Jun 2018 11:28 am by Docmacwhisky

Average value

€ 228.80

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Whisky Reviews for Hakushu 12-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.24 points

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Solid malt, slightly peated, but reminds me of a Scotch Whisky and is nowadays seriously overpriced. To get a better impression of the Japanese whisky style you'd rather go with Yamazaki 12 instead.

  2. Chesterfield scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This may even be my favorite 12!
    So soft, so fresh, so harmonious, so special (unique selling point!)
    It tastes like crystal clear, refreshing mountain spring water with wonderfully aromatic light smoke, the finest sweet oak aromas and light fruits
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Light to medium golden. Light legs.

    Nose: Light camp fire, stone fruit, apple, vanilla.

    Palate: More campfire, a bit salty, soft, oily, sweet, vanilla.

    Finish: Light finish of oak, smoke, sugar.

    Overall: Wow. A nice whisky. Puts the NAS to shame. They have betrayed themselves and their customers by stopping this and going to NAS. A nice whisky that isn’t nearly worth the $200-300 it costs now, but a great 12 year Scotch-style, lightly peated whisky.

  4. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    light, even simple but does very well with time and great character. this dram ended up breathing for an hour before tasting. at today's prices, no point really. 7/10
    • Nose
      comparable to a young scapa, nice bit of soft pineapple with single cream and icing sugar.
    • Taste
      clean, great pine and pineapple, drizzled with a little honey, becoming slightly bitterish and oily, medium-long finish with more local honey and a little beeswax.

  5. sheven0126 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Green plum salt, white flowers, melon, green apple, lemon peel, stone smoky, fresh and refined. The balance of flavor is excellent and not rich, but the aftertaste of the minerality brought by the water quality is very elegant


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