Hakushu Distillery – Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Half a century after the Yamazaki distillery was founded, Keizo
Saji inherited his father's vision, and in his quest for innovation, constructed
Suntory's second 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 in the world. The majestic forest that surrounds the
distillery shelters some six thousand varieties of plants, almost twice the
number found in Western Europe. The malt whiskies born here are simultaneously
blessed with a very particular microclimate, luxurious forests, and water
offering a rare softness and purity, only made possible by filtration of rain
and snow through thousand year old granite rocks.
Hakushu 12 year Single Malt Whisky:
A perennial favorite and must-try for anyone interested in discovering
Japanese whisky. Hakushu is owned by Suntory, founders of the first Japanese
distillery Yamazaki, (and new owners of Jim Beam & Maker's Mark). Hakushu 12
year is a Japanese connoisseurs choice.
pears, crushed leaves, and a hint of citrus, green apple.
Subtle smokiness and
sweet poached pears, mint, and kiwi
Pure and very clean. Sweet lime,
green fruits followed by hints of smoke and sweetness.
Honey, lemon and small hints of ginger.
Straight from the untouched forests, mountains, and pure waters of the Southern Japanese Alps, it
is no wonder that Hakushu 12 is a "green and fresh" whisky. It is crisp and
vibrant, a truly unique single malt.
West Vail Liquor Mart
received limited quantities of this very unique single malt, and will continue
to stock it on our shelves as soon as more becomes available. Current price
point: $69.99. Please stop in, call, or visit our website www.westvail.com to
inquire about product availability.