Wine Enthusiast 91 points - This golden, silky single malt mingles vanilla and honey with fresh apple and pear aromas. These notes are echoed on the palate alongside a wave of peat smoke. Add a splash of water to offset the modest but persistent alcohol heat and further coax out the fruity-smoky flavors..Kara Newman, December/2015
Straight from the untouched forests, mountains, and pure waters of the Southern Japanese Alps, HakushuÂ® is the fresh and gently smoky single malty whisky with herbal notes that is the revelation of Japanese single malts. Verdant Japanese whisky From Suntoryâs mountain forest distillery, nestled deep in Mt. Kaikomagatake of the Southern Japanese Alps Fresh and gently smoky single malt whisky with herbal notes that is the revelation of Japanese single malts âGreen and freshâ whisky praised by the most curious whisky connoisseurs and lovers of gastronomy Crisp and vibrant feel, unique in a single malt, enlivens and liberates your senses Silky with floral notes âColor: deep gold Nose: ripe pear, dried mint, oregano, hint of smoke Palate: jasmine, mango, quince, menthol Finish: long, pleasantly smoked, hint of bitternessâ
PROOF 86 ABV 43% AGING 12 years
Enjoy neat or on the rocks. Hakushu Highball Preparation Place large ice cubes up to the brim of a highball glass. Pour Hakushu gently into the glass. The aroma of Hakushu is released by carefully filling soda water into the glass. (Use 1:3 ratio of whisky to soda water.) Gently stir the drink--this avoids diluting the flavor. Garnish with mint.