Known as the ‘Forest Distillery’, Hakushu Distillery is located at a site known for the pristine waters of the Ojira River, which has been designated by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment as one of the highest-quality water sources in the country. Tasked with producing an original Whisky distinct from those originating at Yamazaki Distillery, Hakushu Distillery was built as Suntory’s another distillery in 1973 on the 50th anniversary of the 1923 start of construction at its sister facility. The distillery, which has created a rich variety of whiskies since its opening, is one of only a few distilleries in the world to be located at a forested, high-elevation site. Initiatives designed to coexist with the rich natural environment at the base of Mt. Kaikomagatake include setting aside about 820,000 square meters of forested land, protecting bird life by establishing a wild bird sanctuary, and working to protect forestland. The distillery, which has created a number of world-class, high-quality whiskies such as its single malt Hakushu label, continues to leave its mark on the history of whisky in Japan.
The Hakushu 12yr is distilled from heavily peated and un-peated barley, it has a great balance, deapth and complexity. Bottled at 43% alc/vol.
NOSE: Light, fresh, hay, nuts, barley malt.
PALATE: Light and clean, citrus, barley sugar, whiff of smoke.
FINISH: Medium, spice, zest, barley.
Very limited supply, one per customer, please.