HAKUSHU Reviews

All Hakushu Reviews

Average rating: 7.5/10 (567 votes)

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Hakushu 12 Year Old
Steve,
I did like this. However the price is a bit high. The hint of smoke at the finish didn't overpower. Read the box as the notes are spot on. I used my points to bring it down under $100 which made it a screaming good deal.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Greg,
Smooth, excellent balance of smoke and sweet notes. One of my absolute favorites.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Roy,
Just average not worth more than $50
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Egan,
If art could be served in a glass. When I first tried this whisky years ago, I had my doubts about its strength and flavor as it is a pale golden-green color when served neat and didn’t know what to expect. All of my expectations were blown away on first sip and I have been in love with it ever since. Light hints of smoke like a misty morning in Japan. Clarity and smoothness on the palate like fresh spring water, followed by subtle fruit flavors and the robust grassy flourish of a good green tea. Finishes like green tea too, followed by a kiss. This is one of my all-time favorites. Truly, a masterwork of whisky.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Mason,
This is perfection in a bottle. I wish I could find and try the 18 for a reasonable price. Green Apple, pear, smoke and hints of pine forest. I can just imagine myself standing in the mountain forests where this product is distilled. There is a light ?vanilla? sweetness that just perfectly balances the lighter notes. My favorite dram in the Scotch/Japanese Whisky category
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Evan,
Definitely a reason this is getting to be in short supply. Not just a collectors item, coming from just scotch this is a really good everyday whisky
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Thomas,
I had this for the first time five years ago at a pop-up restaurant in an abandoned parking garage in Amsterdam. It was really the first whiskey I loved and miss being able to buy this anytime for <$50 at the local grocery store. Opened my eyes for sure.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Miguel,
I quite like this one a lot. I was curious as to how the smoky subtle would taste and to me it’s almost a counterpoint to Nikka’s Yoichi (another fine and wonderful whisky). I think that this one isn’t as meaty as the Yoichi, but it’s rather light and airy in taste. Very verdant, which makes sense since this distillery is located near the Japanese alps. If you like smoky and subtle whiskies, this one is definitely worth a look.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Toshio,
Rounded, smooth, yet blight. Matured flavors dominates but there are still green forest, citrus and apple hidden.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Stephen,
My first and favorite Japanese whisky. Heartbroken it was discontinued and the price has skyrocketed. Delicious and gentle.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Ray,
Incredibly smooth with great flavor.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Orlando,
Fantastic, not peaty like the website describes. Vanilla taste, bit of an earthy mouth feel. not worth $185.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Lori,
Really good and I love the smokiness. Has a nutty flavor as well.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
guest,
The tasting notes on the box say it all. Near perfection.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Brandon,
Smokey, smooth, salty oak. Not as big of a fan of this one as other Japanese drams, but still nice and well rounded.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Jose,
This is a fine bottle, wish it was available in stores and more available but highly recommended for sure.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Jeremy,
Beautifully smokey but smooth velvety dram. Soft fruits with some subtle vanilla and honey sweetness. The balance between smoke, peat and sweet oak is delicious.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Jeremy,
Beautifully smokey but smooth velvety dram. Soft fruits with some subtle vanilla and honey sweetness. The balance between smoke, peat and sweet oak is delicious.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Brendan,
The perfect balance between malty goodness and smoke. The smoke complements the sweetness nicely and is perfectly integrated.
Hakushu 18 Year Old
Jason,
The 18 is the best Hakushu and the best Japanese whisky. I fell in love at a tasting at the Yamazaki distillery in Japan, and now I look for it everywhere.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Luis,
Smooth, me dio como un sake after taste. Creo q es bien parecido al de 18 años
Hakushu 18 Year Old
Luis,
Smooth, me dio como un sake after taste.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Ivan,
I liked this way more than yamazaki 12. It has some herbal notes, with light peat. Incredibly smooth.
The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky Distiller's Reserve
guest,
Long finish Citrus and fresh fruit Notes
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Gary,
This is a very refreshing whisky best enjoyed chilled on a hot summer day. Pear, apple, and vanilla make this a different but excellent Japanese dram.
Hakushu Kioke Shikomi Pure Malt 1981
Benjamin,
Taste like a leathery old purse
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Jason,
Pear and peat. Delicious.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Lawrence,
Toasted barley. Fruit. Slight smoke. Short finish. Orange peel
Hakushu 18 Year Old
Steven,
One of the finest whiskies in the world.
Hakushu Heavily Peated 2013
Robert,
Great taste
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Derek,
My favorite whisky ever. Glad I bought a couple a few years back when they weren't astronomically priced. Very balanced taste; would be my everyday if cheaper.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Charles,
Really loved this when I first got it, lots of subtle smoke, and was gentle whilst being complex. However, changed over time in the bottle, lost the lovely highlights. Would like another bottle, but like all Japanese whiskey nowadays very expensive, so probably won't.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Brenton,
One of the better whiskeys I have had. Finishes very well.
Hakushu Kioke Shikomi Pure Malt 1981
Bries,
Floral & fruit to start, caramel & spice to finish, with peaty smoke and grain cereals in-between. Lovely & subtle layering of flavors that develop over time.
Hakushu 18 Year Old
Bries,
Fairly smooth at first with a spicy & woody finish. Fruity undertones. A hint of almond at the end, maybe a wiff of butter.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Alex,
First Smokey whisky I liked. Not overpowering. Just right
Hakushu 1991 Furudaru Shiage
Bries,
Cadmium orange, dark amber, tigers eye colors. Nutty, fruit compote flavors - apricot, sherry, burnt orange, with a smokey finish punctuated by a hint of spice & cresols.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Michael,
Favorite on my shelf, poured for special occasions.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Cody,
Fav of all time
Hakushu 18 Year Old
Douglas,
Definitely tangy and oaky with a bit of smoke. Spiciness is like a mild wasabi. Not as smooth as I would expect for an 18 year, but still a quality dram.
The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky Distiller's Reserve
guest,
Smokey and a slight hint of spicy.
The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky Distiller's Reserve
carlos,
This was my first encounter with Japanese whiskey and my second encounter with whiskeys over all. Im a beer drinker that fell in love with a single malt.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
carlos,
It's got a very distinct fruit after taste. Very pleasant.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Michael,
Consumed neat. A nice touch of smoke to a pleasant whisky.
Hakushu Heavily Peated 2013
Dora,
Love it
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Dave,
One of my favorite whiskys ever. I try to savor this since it's discontinued.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Dustin,
Not my favorite, but the citrus and stout feeling from this one is aquired,after a few sittings, I really appreciate this one.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Antti,
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.
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Jordan,
Good flavor up front. Slightly smoky. Backend is a little like paint thinner