Hakushu 12 Year Old
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£339

Product Description

A perennial favourite and a must-try for anyone interested in discovering Japanese whisky. Hakushu is owned by Suntory, founders of the first Japanese distillery, Yamazaki. The original Hakushu distillery was built in 1973, with another distillery building called Hakushu Higashi (east) added in 1981.

Hakushu 12 Year Old

  • Japanese Single Malt Whisky

70cl / 43%

FREE UK standard delivery

In stock online

£189

Web Exclusive Price

£157.50 ex VAT

(£270 per litre)

Maximum 1 per customer

You must be aged 18 or above to buy alcohol in the UK

Delivery

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    Free

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    Free

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  • Eco-friendly packaging

    Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard and our protective honeycomb paper wrap keeps your package safe and significantly reduces our need for plastic.

  • Flexible delivery options

    We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.

  • Packed with care

    Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Hakushu is the Japanese connoisseurs choice. The distillery, which was built in 1973 and is set amidst spectacular pine forests close to Japanese Alps.

      Hakushu 12yo has aroma of pears, crushed leafy bracken a hint of citrus. You can enjoy subtle smokiness and the sweet poached pears on the palate.

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom

    • Nose

      Light and grassy and slightly stony to start. In time there’s sweet persimmon and nut.

    • Palate

      Pure and very clean. Sweet lime, green fruits then a hint of smoke and a buttery meadow sweet/chamomile note. Light to the point of fragility.

    • Finish

      Honey, lemon and a little ginger.

    • Comment

      Delicacy to the fore. A breakfast dram if there were ever one.

  • Tasting Notes by Martine Nouet

    • Nose

      Fruity and sweet. Ripe cherry plums, almond milk, acacia honey.

    • Palate

      Smooth and velvety. A caressing feel, quite thick. Good balance. As fruity as on the nose. Plums with a hint of prunes.

    • Finish

      Medium, with a pleasant dry spiciness. Soothes down on an almondy note.

    • Comment

      A perfectly balanced dram. Fruit and spices mingle gently.

Customer Reviews

4.5 (32 Reviews)

  • 5

    Greg,

    2nd bottle of Japanese whisky and my favorite. Added one ice cube on recommendation and added another level of complexity and balance. Loved it!

  • 5

    monte#4,

    My absolute favourite fr the Suntory stable. A whisky for contemplation when time stood still as the world goes by.

  • 5

    Jason H,

    My first foray into the Japanese single malts (all other Jap whiskies I've tried to date have been blends) and this did *not* disappoint. Very light color, a bit more on the nose than I'm used to for the Jap stuff but wow what delightful flavours. So well balanced and refined. Subtle smokiness and peat with the slight sweetness of the pear as a delicious aftertaste. An ice cube or two gives you 3 or 4 different drinks as the water seemingly opens up different compartments of this complex, and yet light/delicate single malt. Definitely at the top of my list of Japanese whisky thus far. An easy 5 stars.

  • 5

    Jason H,

    My first foray into the Japanese single malts (all other Jap whiskies I've tried to date have been blends) and this did *not* disappoint. Very light color, a bit more on the nose than I'm used to for the Jap stuff but wow what delightful flavours. So well balanced and refined. Subtle smokiness and peat with the slight sweetness of the pear as a delicious aftertaste. An ice cube or two gives you 3 or 4 different drinks as the water seemingly opens up different compartments of this complex, and yet light/delicate single malt. Definitely at the top of my list of Japanese whisky thus far. An easy 5 stars.

  • 5

    AZdramMAN,

    I had heard that Japanese whiskey was something to behold. I was in the market for my usual Bowmore and Lagavulin but felt compelled to pick up a bottle to see what the Japanese with a single malt. WOW!!! I was blown away after the first sip! Light, citrus up front followed by a smooth sweetness. The perfect dram for a hot summer evening in Arizona. I highly recommend his masterful whiskey.