Hakushu 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
43.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Dec 2008 9:53 pm

Average value

€ 201,84

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236 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Hakushu 12-year-old

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.76 points

  1. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Melon and cucumber, a hint of smoke. Nose is quite pleasant.

  2. matts scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Character: Light and fruity. About the malt and oak recognizable as whisky, but overall plenty unspectacular. One dimensional and somehow weak.
    Rating: For me a sentence with x. A filling to which my memory will go just as fast as the taste and the finish. I do not have to drink alcohol for that. A drinking pleasure may not occur at any time. Today, there are benevolently 80 points from me.
    • Nose
      The nose is light-fruity and fresh. Green apples, lemons and grapefruit. Something grassy. There is a little vanilla, malt and a hint of smoke. Over time, some peaches flash through here and there. For a moment I have to think about sugar candy.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is clear. The tastes are a bit reserved. Only after a certain holding time in the mouth shy apples, pears and a little peach noticeable. There is also a slightly watery malt or cereal taste. Hazelnuts join and for a moment a pinch of pepper rears up. Herb-spicy embedded leads the rather unspectacular oak to the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is comparatively short. Unspectacular and almost a bit bland the drop sounds. Aqueous oak, unspecified light fruits and hazelnuts characterize the finish.

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, but not an outstanding japanese single malt, especially if we look at the price ...
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral. Cut grass, pear, green apple peel, salted minerals, herbals and lemonade.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Herbals, lemon peel, jasmine green tea, pear, salted caramel, tannic oak and smoke.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, bittersweet, oaky.

  5. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's definitely a peculiarity, but I really like the mix of lemony and vegetal freshness and the chalky smoke
    • Nose
      unripe pear, cucumber (wtf), lime, grassy (lemongrass?), warm hay, softwood, mineral-calcareous (slightly salty, fertilizer soil), hints of smoke (minimal!)
    • Taste
      extremely soft, floral (citrus, pear, green grape), herbal (sage, brewed mint), green tea, mild oak with spice
    • Finish
      Smoke from the nose at the very end and wonderfully integrated

  6. Kumachan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  7. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quiet and smooth mole, bitter-grassy, ​​perfectly balanced, great flavor, not the highest league, but very high-quality work, there are some characteristic of the "Japanese" integrity and volume, elaborate in the details.
    • Nose
      Open, dry mineral tones, spicy oak, processed wood, lemon, mint, oregano, bitter dry herbs, wormwood, tansy, in the background malt notes and light smoke and earth halftones; lollipops, lemonade.
    • Taste
      Calm, sweet-oak with a light smoky-peaty smack, sweet mixed bitterness, dry spicy herbs, light wormwood bitterness.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, soft, bitter-sweet with peat hues and light tablet flavor.

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Definitely not the most complex but interesting combination of notes that always appeals to me.
    • Nose
      Flowery, pear, clear salt, some campfire, peach, very nice own nose, but at the same time typical Japanese
    • Taste
      Fruity salty, peach, pear with kernels together, subtle smoke in the background, toffee, salt, gum
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky with oak and some fruit

  10. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Good that others drink it. On Neudeutsch Krass nothing


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