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Hakushu 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
140
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4901777228900
Added on
08 Nov 2014 6:33 pm by RL_whisky

Average value

€ 834,59

37 × in wishlist

140 × member ratings

563 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Hakushu 18-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Administrator

    Located at the foothills of the Japanese Alps, Suntory’s second distillery has always stood in the shadow of Yamazaki. Not surprisingly, Hakushu 18 attempts to be a bit like his famous brother. Notes of sherry subdue floral freshness and whiffs of smoke, and the nose unfolds beautifully with unripe papaya, incense and a touch of plum wine. Rich and intense, the taste combines fruity, herbal and spicy flavors with just a hint of peat. Lingering spices, licorice and re-emerging freshness characterize the semidry finish. A worthy silver medal for a fine dram!

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 88 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I liked it a lot, there seems to be a good corner above average, good batch vllt?
    • Nose
      Great thing, you notice the typical Japanese grassy, ​​soft, slightly wet meadows, a bit of coast and salt, but also clearly sherry influence with red apple and some perfumed in the nose, berry bushes in the grass and fresh raspberries, toffee
    • Taste
      Class of the mixture, wild berries, orange oil, full of red apple with shell, very deep, cinnamon, pebbles, the grassy is of course still one of the main notes, honey, toffee and vanilla, some coastal air here
    • Finish
      Pretty long, the grassy remains, dry with the apple peel, light salt, a few tannins and cinnamon

  3. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The Hakushu 18 tastes like the grass from the lawnmower. Even worse is the 12er. Only the 25er is good, but with over 1500 no bargain. Afterwards, I gave away the last 18er, which I opened up, half-full. Shall drink, who wants, I do not do that to me. On Neudeutsch: You drink that, I support you, I find good. You drink, not me! Schmekke like salad of wet grass.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  6. huseeraaja scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

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

  7. Vallado scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Not overly complex, but he brings what he brings on a high level. The nose I think is wonderful, reminds me of the football field of my youth. I may have been influenced by my decision, but not only for me was the best of the tasted Japanese (besides Hakushu 18 also Hibiki 17 and Yamazaki 18)
    • Nose
      88 88
      soft smoke, freshly mown meadow, floral notes, fresh "light" fruits
    • Taste
      87 87
      peppery-sweet, warm peat fire, peach, pineapple, slightly musty
    • Finish
      88 88
      long and warm, the exotic fruits remain, the freshly cut grass returns in the background

  8. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nice japanese single malt, but I would give for this maximum 20% of the current price. 86/87.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Floral. Sherry, ripe fruits, citruses, mint, grass, caramel and honey.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy. Forest fruits, citruses, honey, vanilla, orange peel, caramelized apple and grass.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, fruity, floral.

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted during ProefOlympics 2018
    • Nose
      Peach, honey, melon, apple, lemon, creme brulee and mint.
    • Taste
      Apple, peach, melon, creme brulee, honey, mint, cereals, lemon and licorice.
    • Finish
      Long, lemon peel, peach, melon, apricot, creme brulee

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

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