Hakushu 18 Yrs

Hakushu, Japan, Suntory, Whisky -

Hakushu 18 Yrs

Points: 92

Distillery Hakushu (Suntory)
Name Hakushu 18 Yrs
ABV 43.0%
Size 700ml


The 18 year Hakushu is the second oldest whisky in production from Hakushu (Suntory). It is one of our favourites, and nestled between age statements of 12 Yrs; and 25 Yrs. It is revered and an accessible whisky to have in your collection. The maturity of it really shows the elegance and carries the Hakushu expression with style. The taste of fruit with a hint of smoke shows the tranquility of this fine whisky

It remains very fresh but when compared to the 25 Yrs Hakushu it is not as dark and missing the fruity plum flavour.

Hakushu Distillery was established in 1973 and is the younger brother of Yamazaki. If you have not heard of Haksuhu, it is one to visit and try. It is referred to as the forest distillery of Suntory, as it is situated in at the foot of Mount Kaikoma and surrounded by lush forest.

Yamazaki has been in the spot light and always a fan favourite; but the Chief Blender of Suntory Shinji Fukuyo, has helped Hakushu ascend to the spotlight. If you have not tried this yet, I highly recommend it.


Tasting Notes (Courtesy of Hakushu, Suntory):

Color: Dark gold

Nose: Ripe pear, dried mint, oregano, hint of smoke

Palate: Jasmine, mango, quince, menthol

Finish: Long, pleasantly smoked, hint of bitterness


2006 - ISC Gold Medal

2007 - IWSC Gold Award 'Best in Class'

2009 - ISC Gold Medal

2010 - IWSC Highest Award 'Trophy'

2010 - IWSC  Gold Award 'Best in Class'

2013 - ISC Gold Medal

2014 - ISC Gold Medal

2015 - SWSC Gold Award

2016 - SWSC Gold Award

2015 - ISC Gold Award

2017 - ISC Gold Award

Distillery Information:

Hakushu was first established in established in 1973 and it is the forest distillery of Suntory in Japan. The grounds are kept lush and surrounded by Japanese cypress from Mt. Kaikomagatake. At Hakushu they have 6 Wash Stills and 6 Spirit Stills. The Spirit here produces the Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve (standard), 12 Yr, 18 Yr, 25 Yr, Heavily Peated and Sherry Cask.






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