Hakushu 18 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Japanese Whisky • 70cl • 43%
Product details
Hakushu 18 Year Old
Country Japanese Whisky
Distillery/Brand Hakushu
Style Single Malt Whisky

Hakushu 18YO 43%

A fantastic 18 year old Japanese single malt from Suntory's Hakushu distillery, a malty, fragrant whisky of real quality. Some very gentle forest smoke and familiar green fruitiness combine gloriously.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Orange, pear and a dry smokiness. Fruit salad.

Palate Patisserie sweet, baked goods and baked goodness!

Finish Long and fruity with Manuka honey with subtle smokiness.

Overall A fantastic Japanese whisky that hits all the right notes.

Winner of 1 spirit awards

Category Winner
Category Winner
Japanese Single Malt 13 to 20 Years - 2020
World Whiskies Awards

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Reviews for Hakushu 18 Year Old
not bad at all.
smooth whiskey, and very tasty... But Not sure that it's worth it's price. I think I prefer the 12, though it's been a long while. That being said, a wonderful occasional dram!
John D , United States
5 years ago
Great whisky. Has smell of wood, fruit, and caramel. Has taste of wood, caramel, and smoke. Slightly cheaper alternative to Yamazaki 18.
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
A big fan of Hakushu 18
Hakushu is really underrated. It's very underrated compare to Yamasaki. Hakushu 18 is one of my favourite. It's seriously good.
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Surprising for someone whos not a fan of the 12
I never really rated Hakushu 12. It was decent but a bit harsh and no where near as harmonious as say a Hibiki or a Taketsuru.. This made the 18 a revelation! Smooth and caremelly with a fruity nose, it was an absolute delight. However, once my ice melted into it sub stantially, the nose went off and chemical notes started coming in. Thus only 4 stars
Chak , Malaysia
8 years ago
Reasonably good
While I dont think it is as great as many make it out to be this is a really nice whisky
Roger , American Samoa
9 years ago
Turning Japanese...
...I really think so.

More and more I discover these wonderful Japanese whiskies, after a disastrous tasting of a Yoichi in Scotland last year. I am now convinced that was an unfortunate one-off, as everything I've sampled recently has been a revelation. This is sharp, fresh, lingering sweetness, apples, pears, and fresh cut flowers. Just gorgeous, clean and deeply tasty. Recommended.
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago
One of the very best
Goes straight up to my top 10 list... Every Whiskylover should try this one!
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago
Not a patch on it's younger brother
I've had this on my purchase list for a long time and once it came back in stock I jumped on it. I'm a massive fan of Japanese whisky, having had pretty much every mainstream bottling on offer, and a big fan of the 12yo Hakushu (probably my favourite). I found this a little underwhelming really. It's much more complex than the 12 as you would expect and the oak is just about right but it lacks balance and the finish just isn't as good as the 12. It seems that the best parts of the 12 have been lost with the extra years and the vibrancy and dance you get from the 12 Hakushu just isn't there. Glad I bought one but I would chose the 12 over this in a heartbeat....which makes me a little sad inside.
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago