Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
Insider knowledge: Hakushu 12 Year Old 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 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
What a cracking little malt this is. Very fresh and crisp, the smoke is very subtle and comes to the fore over the time of the drink - it builds and builds but is light and really compliments the lightness of the drink. Lovely thick mouthfeel, and medium finish which is sweet. This is now my top summer whisky and possibly the best 12 year old I've ever had. Complexity of a malt much, much old...maybe up there with 18yo's
15th May 2013