Hakushu Distiller's Reserve

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Whisky
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Mar 2014 7:18 pm by Stijn

Average value

€ 101.69

28 × in wishlist

290 × member ratings

878 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hakushu Distiller's Reserve

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.36 points

  1. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Smell: Almost no need for sobering up, the alcoholic feeling is minimal, the main notes are a lot of dense creamy and sweet and sour canned fruits (yellow peach/pear/melon), very fresh & pleasing. In the background, there is a taste that is easy to capture but not easy to distinguish, similar to bamboo, leaves, grass, this combination makes people feel very clean & pleasant. Very few other fine flavors.

    Drink: The wine is light and full, and a refreshing sensation like mint wraps the entire mouth. I would like to describe it as a burning sensation, but it is indeed different. The main tone is the smell of oak barrels. Ganzhong ended.

    Sense: DB once said that if you describe Scotch whisky as a mountain stream, then Japanese whisky is a lake of clear water. I believe that this does not mean that the flavor of Japanese whisky is very light. But when you are tasting Scotch whisky, you will never know what will happen next, and Japanese whisky is to show all the flavors in front of you, quiet and frank.

  2. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. gustundag scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Not strong as palate
    • Taste
      92 92
      Fresh fruit
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Whiskyhibby scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Colour 18 points - light oak

    Nose 20 points - barley sugar, kumquat , green apple

    Palate 20 points - rich , malty, orange peel

    Finish 23 points, warm lingering slight spice and dark chocolate

  6. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 21 21 21 84

    It is quite drunk, rounded, without flaws

  7. valery77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh, very pleasant, whole. Vanilla, young wood, fudge, caramel (“Snowball”), carpentry workshop motifs (but very delicately), apple juice, fresh newspaper, wet cardboard, meringue, candy (fruit drops). 22
    • Taste
      From light to medium, moderately dry. Pepper, ascorbic acid, sweet citrus, oak tannins, lozenges, salted caramel. 21
    • Finish
      From short to medium in length, smoothly fading. Oak motifs are not replaced by the most pleasant bitterness. Over time, metallic notes and phantom smoke are added. nineteen
      Pleasant, light, drinkable, though not complicated whisky with a speyseider character. Balance 21.
      Total 83

  8. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A light herbaceous peat is felt. We are in the forest. Heather, moisture, moss, iodized freshness. On the palate, still peat and heather, it is grassy but not bitter. Long enough, the vegetable peat rises, notes of green tea. It's really a good whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. whiskyd scored this whisky 71 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      65 65

  10. Shrek13 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    On the nose: Peatiness (not as heavy as the lagavulin 8, fruit flavours.. sweetness and you can definitely get that oak barrel in there.
    Taste: Burst in your mouth spicy, aged wood, smoky and vanilla-ish sweetness
    Finish: medium.. and I could only feel the smokiness persist

    In my view, this is a great whisky for the price point and point in time (now). Japanese whisky prices are off the roof at the moment but this will not disappoint a guest or a group of friends getting together.


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018

Forgot your password?