Based on 157 votes, the average rating for Hakushu 12 Year Old is 8.2/10.
Top reviews for Hakushu 12 Year Old:
— Fav of all time
— Fruity, complex, green, citrus
— Notes of grass and green apple really do shine through in this malt. I was a little dubious that the Hakushu 12 would really be that interesting and unique a flavor, but truly it is. It is definitely my favorite Japanese whiskey, and also is in the top 5 for all regions.
First Smokey whisky I liked. Not overpowering. Just right
Favorite on my shelf, poured for special occasions.
Fav of all time
It's got a very distinct fruit after taste. Very pleasant.
Consumed neat. A nice touch of smoke to a pleasant whisky.
One of my favorite whiskys ever. I try to savor this since it's discontinued.
Not my favorite, but the citrus and stout feeling from this one is aquired,after a few sittings, I really appreciate this one.
It is an outstanding, intense, Single Malt Whisky from Japane, It has an intense birth with notes of freshly cut grass, sliced peaches, hazelnut, honey & a hint of smoke; while life adds notes of Summer fruits, smoke with lemon zest & oaky malt, vanilla; that leads to a long, sweet & warming death with notes of cinnamon.
Good flavor up front. Slightly smoky. Backend is a little like paint thinner
Peated with nice smoky notes, but not so much to give it that full Islay taste.
I thought it was very smooth, quite complex, lacking some spice. Great slightly smokey flavor with a bit of honey. Pairs great with lighter food.
Definitely taste pear, refreshing and exotic. Very good Japanese whisky!
Lovely caramelized malt flavor - relatively soft for a peated whiskey.
Let it breathe for a while and this is one will really shine! Perfectly balanced amount of smoke paired with a generous taste of lemon zest and pear. It tastes fresh and sweet, with a loooooooooooong nice finish at the end. Pretty smooth, yet complex. Definately in my top 10!
Peaty goodness with just a skosh of sweet up front.
I tried it for the first time in a sushi bistro. Unfortunately, the waitress served me a glass with ice, which would not have been my preferred first time taste. However, it was very smooth with very little "burn" to it. I personally think it would have tasted better straight without the ice, but overall it was good for a Japanese whiskey. And Obviously it was not smoky. I would purchase one to keep on my shelf
Definitely has a certain "Scotchiness" to it. Incredibly smooth! Great texture and mouthfeel. A little smoke and honey. This doesn't need any water or ice.
Fruity, complex, green, citrus
Notes of grass and green apple really do shine through in this malt. I was a little dubious that the Hakushu 12 would really be that interesting and unique a flavor, but truly it is. It is definitely my favorite Japanese whiskey, and also is in the top 5 for all regions.
this tasted like a 15 yr old whiskey and was very smooth
Very interesting Japanese single malt. Had some interesting hints of smoke and peat
A very interesting taste but very smooth!
A great drink for the summer, floral fruits and peat with a very refreshing taste served as a highball