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Hakushu Distiller's Reserve

Overall rating 120 votes 82.17

Member rates

349 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 20
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

28 Notes

wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
02 Oct 2017 12:49 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 79 points

Au nez,des épices,de l'herbe,des fruits verts!
En bouche,c'est simple,frais sur les pommes-poires fraîches,retour d'épices assez fines,un peu de fumée ou d'herbe séchée fumée!
En finale,simple ,moyenne sur les mêmes arômes.
Efficace sur le vert floral desséché !

My Collection
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
12 Aug 2017 8:48 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 79 points

By Serge 

Hakushu ‘Distiller’s Reserve’ (43%, OB, Japan, +/-2017): 79 Punkte

Macheye
Expert Junior Macheye Note
17 May 2017 3:04 pm

On the one hand this is both available and relatively affordable, which for Japanese whisky in 2017 is sadly unusual. On the other, this Hakushu doesn't offer the depth, complexity or indeed balance of its 12 year old sibling. This said, as an introduction to Japanese whisky you could certainly do worse than this. Don’t be afraid to give it a go in a highball (with soda) or as a Mizuwari (with water). 

Full tasting notes: https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/hakushu/hakushu-distillers-reserve/

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MrManners
Member Senior MrManners Review note
08 Dec 2016 5:02 pm
MrManners gave this whisky 77 points
Weighted Rate
77
Nose
75
Initial taste
78
Body
76
Finish
75
Price
82
Presentation
80
HammerHead
Expert Senior HammerHead Review note
02 Dec 2016 10:07 pm
HammerHead gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
81.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
80
Price
82
Presentation
82
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
27 Nov 2016 10:39 pm
Andytka3 gave this whisky 75 points

2nd Tried:- June 2016

N- Persistently sharp with acidic green fruits, green apple and tangerine peel. Quite closed, mineral, cedar wood, but the smokes is missing on this expression.

P- A little young, but with substantial strength, good depth and flavours to excites. Sweet and sour fruits, butter cookies and caramel over supple minty smokes, subtle vanilla.

F- Medium-long. Warm and spicy oak mouth coating. Dry and building and gum tickling.Lightly rough, but with plenty of good.

***

First Tried:- Jan 2016 / Weighted Rate:- 79pt

N- Exceedingly candy, almond custard and chewing gum on nose. But there are also fragrant of pine and smoke lychee. Constant nose warming a reflection of the grassiness, herbal and gingery characters.

P- Soft and gentle with dusting floral and fresh mint leaves, rounded with tropical sweet fruits. A pleasant and basic drams, but are not to compared with his aged siblings.

F- Unexpectedly long with crisp restraint herbs spiciness remains. A return of almond custard at the end.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
82.7
Nose
80
Initial taste
83
Body
85
Finish
83
Price
80
Presentation
85
hfos
Expert Senior hfos Review note
16 Nov 2016 9:49 pm
hfos gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80.4
Nose
82
Initial taste
82
Body
80
Finish
79
Price
78
Presentation
80
Guntis
Expert Junior Guntis Review note
03 Oct 2016 8:15 pm
Guntis gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.4
Nose
78
Initial taste
87
Body
80
Finish
79
Price
80
Presentation
86
Jan Francisco
Member Senior Jan Francisco Review note
11 Jul 2016 9:12 am
Jan Francisco gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
84
Initial taste
84
Body
82
Finish
84
Price
75
Presentation
87
mer1973
Expert Senior mer1973 Review note
05 Jul 2016 4:07 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.4
Nose
83
Initial taste
81
Body
80
Finish
81
Price
82
Presentation
82

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