Insider knowledge: Hakushu 12 Year Old 43.5% whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Japan. If distilled in America the spelling would be Hakushu 12 Year Old 43.5% whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Light and crisp with fresh notes of cut hay and sweet mixed peels, a little hazelnut and barley malt.
Palate: Clean with notes of cut fruits, gentle barley malt and smoke. A floral character with citrus zest.
Finish: Sweet and spicy.
This is a sweet and smooth whisky with gentle, easy notes. Easy sipping. No water needed. Love it.
24th February 2014
This "Whiskey" was far too sweet! I felt it had notes similar to sake. Not a bad response, however terrible when you expect whiskey. There are fine Japanese single malts out there. this one just isn't one of them.
31st December 2013
Light peat and smoke throughout. Nose like a rum raising ice cream, rick and peaty on the palate with a candied finish.
27th June 2013
this is an outstanding 12 yo whisky. I think the description by the chaps of Master of Malt explains the character of this whisky very well. Its fresh, crisp character with notes of freshly cut hay makes it something really special. An absolute pleasure to drink imo. I love it and would probably go as far as to say it's the best 12 yo whisky I have had the pleasure of drinking (and I have tried a few)
22nd March 2013
had a bottle of this fine whisky over the xmas period and i must say it didn't last to long,it was very fresh in the mouth and so very drinkable,its the perfect drink for any medium bodyed cuban cigar. d
26th January 2010