The Hakushu Distillery was founded half a century after Yamazaki. Keizo Saji inherited his father’s vision in his quest for innovation and constructed this second Suntory distillery in 1973.
Built amidst the deepest forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake in the Japanese Southern Alps, the Hakushu Distillery is without question one of the highest distilleries in the world.The majestic forest that surrounds the Hakushu Distillery shelters an abundance of plant varieties reflecting the many expressions of Japanese nature.
From the Hakushu distillery in the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake comes their Distiller's Reserve single malt whisky, a no-age-statement expression, that captures the smoky, herbaceous characteristics of their whiskies. Both lightly-peated and heavily-peated malts were used for this complex and deeply enjoyable whisky.
|Region Produced in||Honshu - Yamanashi|
|Cask||American white oak casks|
|Tasting Notes||Nose: very fruity and aromatic with plenty of vanilla. Unripe pears and apples, melon and lemons. Theres also a grassy / minty note as well as something of cucumber.A subtle smokiness in the background. Pine wood.|
Mouth: again a bright fruitiness, but with more oak and more herbal notes now. Lots of zesty notes, slightly bitter, especially grapefruit. Again some pine wood and gingery notes, as well as earthy overtones. A little on the young side now.
Finish: medium long, soft smoke, green fruits and wood.
|Product Dimensions||26 x 8,5 x 8,5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Country Produced in||Japan|
|1 Liter Proportion EUR||92.71|