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Suntory Hakushu 18 Year Old

Suntory Hakushu 18 Year Old

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  • $1,299.00

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Hakushu is the highest operational distillery in Japan, towering over its competitors at a height of more than 2000 feet above sea-level. It is a Suntory distillery and, while not quite as globally famous as Yamazaki, the quality of single malt whisky produced here is nothing short of outstanding.

 

Hakushu is known to use one of the most pristine water supplies in the whole of Japan, drawn from reserves at the base of Mount Kai Komagatake. The water here has a very low mineral content and is much softer than that found elsewhere in the country, and this helps the distillery to create a refreshing, crisp and well-balanced range of expressions.

Many of the whiskies created here are lightly peated, giving peat lovers the perfect into the world of Japanese whisky. On top of receiving the recognition of critics, experts and fans around the world, the distillerys expressions have also picked up a whole host of awards that highlight the effective processes and expertise of those behind their whisky production.

Masterfully Crafted Whisky

Its hard to pick a winner from Hakushus varied range, but the 18 Year Old has to be right up there. This is a whisky that is so smooth, well-balanced and complex that it comes incredibly close to perfection. Made up from a selection of carefully matured whisky, that has been under the eagle-eye of the master distiller for at least 18 years, this refreshing dram has it all.

Elegant & Complex Flavors

Both sherry influences and bourbon influences can be detected through rich fruits, citrus, honey, apricots and sweet dark chocolate. These are all supported by that lightly peated character that also brings slight floral notes to the table. The peat opens up with more time spent in the glass and a little burst of lemon juice makes itself known too. All the while, very gentle cinnamon and cloves hide in the background, but theyre certainly detectable to a trained nose.

Whisky
Style Japanese Whisky
Memory
test 1 750ml

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