Hakushu 12-year-old

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

Average value

€ 299.90

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269 × member ratings

1080 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hakushu 12-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.08 points

  1. karloff scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Drank half a bottle before i got married to calm the nerves, it got me throughit and i will be eternaly gratefull
    • Nose
      Smokey vanilla
    • Taste
      Again with the vanilla smoke and dried fruit
    • Finish
      sweet and long lasting

  2. 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

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

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

  4. Gigiomix scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Jappo whisky excursion. Fresh fruit, peach, apricot, mango on the nose. Light, crystalline, pure on the palate, always with a bouquet of fresh fruit to which is added a thread of smoking. Delicate finish of medium length, always fresh. A "perfect" whisky, but perhaps for this reason a little lacking in character. Almost boring ... Definitely dear, considered aging: Suntory's 18 years are in fact unreachable. The horrible plastic screw cap, which even the Johnnie Walker Red from 7 € has, is unspeakable considering the price. If it is worth the price? For me no, much better malts from Scotland (or US whisky) to moooolyo less ...

  5. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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


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