Suntory Hakushu 18 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Suntory Hakushu 18 Year Old
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Customer Rating

A massive step up in quality from the standard Hakushu 12 yrs, this 18yo is amazingly well-defined (as we've come to expect from Japanese whisky) with deliciously rounded fruit and cereal flavours, at times surprisingly reminiscent of the finest Irish potstill whisky (eg Redbreast 15yo).

18 Year Old

Suntory Hakushu 18 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky Advocate

    Unlike their collegues in Scotland, Japanese distillers do not exchange stock for their blending requirements. This means that each distillery is set up to produce a wide range of styles. Hakushu uses four different types of malt (unpeated to heavy) run through four pairs of differently-shaped stills. Each single malt is a different blend of these bases. While still herbal, this example shows more sherried notes along with sour orange zest, tropical fruit, and some smoke. 90 Points

9 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    6 March 2016

    Very smooth subtle lovable like a song on the palate absolute pleasure a must have for all malt lovers

  • 5
    19 October 2015

    unbelivably good - especially at this price

  • 3
    15 June 2015

    A good enough malt but not a particularly impressive upgrade from the 12yo, especially at its current very poor price point.

  • Anonymous 1 January 2014

    What a quaffer able whiskey finished a bottle on Xmas nite with two friends now found out the price but worth it

  • saha 9 April 2013

    unbelivable wonder @ this price...magnificant,

  • Isada 26 January 2013

    I like the feminine style of Hakushu!

  • Van de Mer 20 December 2012

    Most stunning whisky from Hakushu! It's just amazing dram...

  • Li Yang, Shanghai 29 October 2012

    One of the best single malt from Japan, come along with Yamazaki. Prices gone up a lot recently, but it's worth to try. Very difficult to find nowadays...Bought 3 bottles recently.

  • Sam, Taipei (Taiwan) 25 October 2012

    Well crafted 18 years whisky by Hakushu! It was so refined, balance, silky smooth & oriental masterpiece.