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Hakushu 12-year-old

Overall rating 219 votes 83.33

Member rates

744 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

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1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

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Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 20
Balance 21

Tastingtags

28 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
07 May 2017 6:16 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 86 points

Although Hakushu 12 doesn't have the caliber of Yamazaki, it is certainly a characterful and distinctly different Japanese Single Malt. Featuring floral and grassy notes, the aroma is quite complex with fresh herbs, heather honey and citrus fruits. A thin layer of delicate peat smoke is well-integrated. On the palate, the fruity sweet arrival turns into zesty but rather mild peatiness, dominated by herbal freshness. The moderate finish is peppery, slightly dry and leaves with a hint of oak bitterness. Overall, a harmonic and nicely composed malt with character.

RATING: 3.9/5.0 86 pts   ·FIRST-CLASS [-]·

Weighted Rate
85.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
88
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Tasting note
08 Oct 2017 5:27 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

vanille et pomme blanche,épices,frais et floral à la fois!

Taste

des épices amères,des fruits blancs(pomme,poire pas assez mûre!),retour d'eau de vie de grain,d'herbes séchées.

Finish

moyenne sur les mêmes fruits,malt bien présent,vanille puis pomme à la fin seule.

Comments

pas de particularité,assez rebutant au début,puis finit par laisser apparaître des senteurs bien particulières!

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GlenGabriel
Member Senior GlenGabriel Review note
26 Jul 2017 6:46 pm
GlenGabriel gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.7
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
85
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Tom na Gruagaich
Expert Senior Tom na Gruagaich Tasting note
09 Jul 2017 12:33 am
Tom na Gruagaich gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Jonquiripe corn
Nose

Malzige Aromen, Gewürze, etwas Gemüsebrühe, minimal Vanille, alte Eiche, leicht modrig, sehr würzig, wie ein altes, nasses Fass. Eine Ahnung von Frucht, eher reif, etwas säuerliches, harzige Aromen, Eiche rustikal. Holzkohle.

Taste

weich und rund. alte Holzaromen, Gewürze, etwas Honig, etwas Salz, eine säuerliche Aromakomponente und eine etwas überraschend aggresive Bitternote kommen am Ende.

Finish

süßlich, aber auch herbe Holznoten, etwas Harz, eine Prise Zitrone, mundfüllend, Eiche, Gewürze, Eiche, Gewürze ... . Erstaunlicherweise nicht zu bitter, wenn der Mund am Ende schon gut pelzig wird.

Comments

# Blindtasting
Wirkt deutlich älter als 12 Jahre. Leckerer Whisky.

Michael
valery77
Expert Junior valery77 Review note
16 Jun 2017 5:39 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.3
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
75
Presentation
80
SimpleSample
Member Senior SimpleSample Tasting note
08 Jun 2017 9:38 pm
SimpleSample gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Florale noten...

honig (weiß)...würze vom holz

Taste

Würze..wieder mit einer floralen note...und einer leichten süße 

Finish

Kurz bis mittel

Comments

nase und geschmack sehr ähnlich. abgang könnte besser sein.

insgesamt ein schöner Whisky 

Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
06 Apr 2017 2:16 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
81.7
Nose
83
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
78
Presentation
83
Christian = Sammelbegriff
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
13 Feb 2017 10:31 am
wisekycourse gave this whisky 82 points

Au nez,de la fraîcheur,des pommes ,des épices,un retour vanillé
En bouche,sensation fine de fumée,vanille avec compotée fraîche de fruits verts à nouveau,puis effluves subtiles de copeaux de bois
En finale ,les mêmes simple mais assez longue,des épices plus prononcées en retour et sensation âcre de fumée !

c'est bon ,mais la finale m'a laissé sur ma fin,pas dans mes goûts.

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Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
10 Dec 2016 4:21 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 79 points

N- Candy sweet, cereal husk. grassy smokes. Orchard fruits extract, fresh morning dew and cooling mist.

P- Pear, ginger and berries. Herb spicy at the back. Dry with a layer of thin waxy mouthfeel.

F- Medium long with persistent minty aftertaste at the tail.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
lukeboone
Expert Junior lukeboone Tasting note
28 Nov 2016 7:18 am
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Nose
Some fresh green notes. Fresh green pear notes hits first, immediately after a short breather it is accompanied with some caramel honey hints. Towards caramelized apples for me. Some hints of nuts with a tat bit of dry smoke. 


Taste

Mouth
Fresh green fruity notes, torn between pear n green apples without that tannins-ish dryness. The nutty flavours start to say hello more here, again, not sure if it's slightly caramelized roasted almonds or other nut. Hints of some choya plumness behind the mid note. Then suddenly some tingling spiciness kicks in and fades as fast as it came beforesome green sweetness comes to play followed by that familiar soft dry smoke where peat now can be mentioned. 


Finish

Finish
Short to medium finish. Not over complex in taste, a slight sweet nutty finish with some small hints of rough peat smoke coating. Very light fruity feel to it as well with some dryness. 

Comments

a very refreshing and green whisky. this is also a summer drink i would have as well. With Highball it is great. 

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