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Hakushu 12 Year

Whiskey /43% ABV / Japan

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Japanese Whisky
Years Aged

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It wasn't all that long ago that whisky enthusiasts would say it's best to leave the whisky-making to the Scots. However, the Japanese have created a cult following thanks to spirits like Hakashu 12 Year. Distilled in the guise of a Scotland-based distillery, this handcrafted drink leaves little to be desired. As soon as you uncork a bottle of this masterpiece, you've unleashed an amalgam of toasted barley, almonds and even a bit of char. That said, the crisp taste hits your lips with a grassy, herby, smoky blend that's nothing short of phenomenal. The aging process makes these flavors even more pronounced. If you've never tried a Japanese whisky, you should probably start here.  Purists, rejoice! Hakashu 12 Year Single Malt Whisky is most prominent in flavor if it's taken on the rocks or neat. This allows all the notes and flavors to reach their height right in your grill. Add a splash of water if it's too much. You won't separate yourself from flavor country. If throwing an ice cube into a rocks glass isn't your ideal whisky drink, don't fret. There are more than enough mixers and cocktails to get you ready for the party. Hakashu blends wonderfully with cola, providing a sweetness that's not too sweet, yet not too bold. For anyone else that's a bit sheepish, you can doll it up with some lemon juice. Known as the whisky sour, you won't find a sour note as you sip away. Buy Hakashu 12 Year Whisky online at a great price on Drizly and have it delivered directly to your door or pick it up in store.

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Community reviews

4.76 Reviews
  • NT
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    Very nice.

  • Isaiah
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    This was my first foray into Japanese Whiskey and my second time having Whiskey in general, so I don't have many reference points. However, I can still vouch for the flavor of this specific bottle. The initial spicy, burning flavor of the whiskey is quickly followed by a smooth almost crisp after taste. The main thing keeping my from giving this bottle 5 stars is the fact that it costs about $232 after shipping and handling, which makes me limit my recommendation of this drink to solely be purchased for birthdays or New Years.

  • EDWIN C.
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    I am a fan of the light, full-bodied taste of Japanese whisky. This delivers, and the hints of apple, mint and green tea certainly make this quite refreshing to sip on.

  • Min J.
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    Very good

  • Alistair
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    Great whiskey but unfortunately gotten very overpriced due to hype past couple of years

  • KJ

    This is great, we enjoy the non-peaty whiskeys and a friend introduced this to us while in London and then again later in Tokyo. I am not a whiskey expert, but everyone seems to really like this when we introduce them to it.


Yes, whiskey is gluten-free, thanks to the distillation process used to make it. The Celiac Disease Foundation concluded that it can safely be considered gluten-free, though it’s still possible that some people with high gluten sensitivity or celiac disease could have a reaction to whiskeys created from certain grains.
Whiskey can include a large number of different distilled spirits made from fermented grain mash — usually cereal grains like rye, barley malt, wheat and corn. The drink undergoes aging in wooden containers, most often oak.
One of the reasons whiskey is so popular is that there’s no single way to enjoy it. There’s the purist route — straight and neat, no mixers, no ice — but what fun is being a purist? You can add water to it, which can enhance certain bottles’ flavors or you can add it with other ingredients to make delicious mixed drinks. It’s the foundation of the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the Whiskey Sour and many others.
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