Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
What's in a name? Hakushu 12 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Japan. Were it from America it would be spelled Hakushu 12 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Brand new to Japanese Whiskey, but a lover of both Irish and Scotch Whiskey, this is very good whiskey. I agree with above review, I would have thought this whiskey would run more than it is. Very good, as mention NO water needed with. Thumbs UP...
6th March 2014
After trying this in a restaurant at the weekend, I genuinely thought this was a whisky worth £100 or more. £55 is a bargain. I can tell you that this whisky compares excellently with the smoother peaty expressions from Islay or Campbeltown. The smell alone is worth the entry fee.
24th February 2014
This is a sweet and smooth whisky with gentle, easy notes. Easy sipping. No water needed. Love it.
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