Hakushu 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Whisky
Stated Age
18 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Apr 2009 8:44 pm

Average value

€ 757.13

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Whisky Reviews for Hakushu 18-year-old

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. DrunkDude scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Smell: apple cider with sourness of fruits, light delivered smell of strong sour apple aromatherapy, I get feel of lemongrass and slight feel of wood charcoal. 86
    • Taste
      87 87
      Taste: Slight apple Woody honey sweet then strong sourness of fresh fruits, overall smooth taste, then it progresses to some signified spices, balanced 87
    • Finish
      88 88
      Finish: Mint refreshing after spices, I can feel little. Bitterness but definitely a lot wood tannin there. 88

  2. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  3. htz881 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Candy sweet, refine mild smokiness, pine. Dash of water will enhance the chocolate aroma. Palate:- Crisp and fresh, light-medium body. Sweet pastries. Mellow but
    a dose too much of charms (sweet), lack the boldness of being the

    Finish:- A good one. Warm you up slowly. Eucalyptus and
    minty, cooling on the palate. Take a good gulp and enjoy the wonderful
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Hakushu, pronounced "Hakshu" 18yr. - for me - sorry - inedible. Mix some grass from the lawn mower mixed with alcohol from the pharmacy, mix well and store for 18 years. It does not get better that way either. I gave away the last opened bottle after 2 fingers - from above in the bottle. The only Hakushu I ever tasted was the 25th. But I do not have any of that anymore. Honestly admitted, I do not really know many Hakushu, but the desire to try even more has passed to me. The 12er is even less. On Neudeutsch: If you drink these, go abotkeke and buy alokol and neme gras from rasemeher. Cook and shake. Then smack blatantly still the same. You certainly come to terms with that. Is wi polish vodka with russian grass, schmekke burned like cigarette light.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Seems a bit overrated and overpriced

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Unfortunately I don't like the grassy notes very much - thus to be honest it is a bit disappointing for me
    • Nose
      Honey, green bananas, green apples, grassy hints, little bit of wood and things
    • Taste
      Again some grassy notes, woody, pretty fresh and intensive, oily and liquorice, old books
    • Finish
      Long and burning, zesty, grapefruits

  9. Basil Byttebier scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Intriguing nose that leads to different upcoming aromas when tasting. Bit of lemon and fruits on the side with a good smokey body. A must try if you have the chance. ..

    Very enjoyable dram for cold winters or rainy,wet autumn.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I had imagined it smoother, but the rather soft smoke is an experience in itself. Very beautiful flowery, fruity notes paired with this hint of smoke make it a very round experience of a special kind. Very nice.


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