Hakushu 12 YO Japanese Single Malt NV (1x70cl)
Colour: Fine, polished brass.
Aroma: Delicate and grassy with a bright orchard fruit profile, reminiscent at first of Speyside but developing a unique persimmon complexity.
Taste: Exceptional purity rivalled by few if any others. A fine salinity balanced by bright satsuma citrus notes makes for a sweet, ethereal palate.
Finish: For such a light, balanced whisky the finish is exceptionally long and complex. The persimmon on the nose comes back for an encore, taking a final bow with notes of ginger, allspice and bay.
- Year NV
- Colour NA
- Country Japan
- Region Yamanashi
- Sub Region NA
- Pack Size 1x70cl
- ABV 43.00°
- LWIN 135373210000100700
Japan has in recent years emerged as one of the global heartlands of whisky making. No longer a mere imitator or a young upstart, this whisky-mad country ranks firmly alongside Scotland, Ireland and the United States as a classic whisky-producing nation, described by the Whisky Bible's Jim Murray as the nation where "the finest can now be found". The titan of the Japanese Whisky landcape is easily Suntory and their stable of distilleries represents not only the best of Japan but arguably of Scotland as well with their holdings now including Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Laphroaig as well. Closer to home the Hakushu distillery in the heart of the Nihon Arupusu (Japanese Alps) mountains has emerged as one of the most important centres of distilling in the country, winning award after award, as it establishes itself among the finest Single Malts on Earth. As Bill Murray once said, "for a relaxing time, make it Suntory time..."
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