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Whisky Magazine Issue 123

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Hakushu

Hakushu 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 What you nose is not what you get. The palate is rather coarse as much as the nose is subtle. Water cuts the edges.

Hakushu 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 A perfectly balanced dram. Fruit and spices mingle gently.

Hakushu 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 Delicacy to the fore. A breakfast dram.

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Hakushu 12 Years Old Pure Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
8 A beautifully structured, appetising, whisky. Captivating.

Hakushu 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 Less sweet and fruity on the palate than the nose led you to expect. The balance is not there. Water makes it more bitter.

Hakushu 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 A colourful character, lively and dancing on nose and palate.

Hakushu 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
7 Another lighter one which only gets going in the middle of the mouth.

Hakushu 1982 Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 61.00%
7 I would love this whisky if it had a little less wood. I want to love it anyway, but in the end the wood defeats me.

Hakushu 1984 White Oak Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 61.00%
8 Its edgy assertiveness might bother aesthetes but I warm to a whisky that knows its own mind.

Hakushu 1988 Bourbon Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 61.00%
8 Lean, limber and characteristically smoky. A clear sense of Hakushu malt without heavy wood influence.

Hakushu 30th Anniversary Bottling
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
8 A beautifully composed whisky. No aggression, but a great sense of authority.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 120.4 Tibetan Joss-Sticks and Polynesian Pork 1990 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 59.30%
7 The nose is a delight. To enjoy the palate,you have to be a wood freak.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Hakushu 1981, 21 Years Old, 120.1
Single Malt - Japan - 60.70%
8 A very enigmatic malt. Lighter in body but drier and more assertive in flavour than Yamazaki. A digestif.

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Chart Position

Latest
150
Best
150
Average
102

Bottle Price

Average
£509
Highest
£657

Visit the WMI page for more information

Hakushu 12 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£72.00
Hakushu 12 Year Old
Master of Malt
£63.69
Hakushu 12 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£62.94
Hakushu 12 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£54.95
Hakushu 18 Year Old
Master of Malt
£155.57
Hakushu 18 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.86
Hakushu 25 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£1,200.00
Hakushu 25 Year Old
Master of Malt
£998.95
Hakushu Bourbon Barrel
Master of Malt
£75.11
Hakushu Distiller's Reserve
La Maison du Whisky
£55.00
Hakushu Distiller's Reserve
The Whisky Barrel
£39.63
Suntory Hakushu 12 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£56.95
Suntory Hakushu 18 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£160.00
Suntory Hakushu Bourbon Barrel
The Whisky Exchange
£99.95
Suntory Hakushu Distiller's Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£39.95
Suntory Malt Hakushu 12 Year Old
The Drink Shop
£61.60
Suntory The Hakushu Distiller's Reserve
The Drink Shop
£39.29
The Hakushu Bourbon Barrel Whisky
Abbey Whisky
£79.25
The Hakushu Distiller's Reserve Whisky
Abbey Whisky
£42.50
The Hakushu Distillers Reserve
Master of Malt
£39.27
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