Suntory Hakushu 12 Years 70cl 43% vol. It is a Japanese malt single from Suntory, the founding house of Japan's first whiskey distillery, Yamazaki. Thanks to a great balance and soft and sophisticated notes, Hakushu 12 Years has been valued as the best Japanese whiskey of 12 years or less in 2016 at the World Whiskey Awards and won first place in the 2015 International Whiskey Competition.
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Suntory Hakushu 12 Years 70cl 43% vol. It is a Japanese malt single from Suntory, founder of the first whiskey distillery in Japan, Yamazaki. Thanks to a great balance and soft and sophisticated notes, Hakushu 12 Years has been valued as the best Japanese whiskey of 12 years or less in 2016 at the World Whiskey Awards and won first place in the 2015 International Whiskey Competition.
The Hakushu distillery is the second Japanese whiskey distillery of the Suntory group, surrounded by an immense green forest, located at the foot of Mount Kaikomagatake in the perfect Yamanashi. Like Yamazaki, the location of the distillery was chosen because of the abundance of high quality mineral water, from which the Suntory group bottled thanks to its splendid nature.
Founded in 1973, the distillery uses traditional methods of production, such as heating the stills with direct coal fire and a slow distillation process. In 1981 the distillery grows with the construction of the Hakushu East block, the old distillery, West Hakushu, is re-destined for other purposes.
Hakushu has a capacity of 3,000,000 liters per year and produces a wide variety of whiskeys thanks to its wide range of stills of different sizes and shapes heated by coal. Some of the whiskeys made by the distillery are filtered by bamboo charcoal and all use waters from the Kai-Komogatake underground river.
The typical aromas of the distillery go through light smoke, white fruit such as pear and apple and tropical fruits.
Region: Hakushu (Yamanashi).
Style: Single Malt.
Aging: Malted barley with peat and without peat is used to make this whiskey and is aged in Bourbon and Jerez barrels for 12 years.
Nose: Light, fruity and sweet, ripe plums, almond milk and acacia honey.
Mouth: Soft and velvety. Balanced and as fruity as the nose. Plums with a touch of prunes passes ..
Finish: Medium final, with very pleasant dry and spicy notes that give way to almond notes.
An outstanding Japanese whiskey, a great example of Japanese harmony in whiskey, perfectly balanced, fruits and spices mix delicately.
Gold medal in 2012.
Double gold medal in 2011, 2013, 2016.
Gold medal in 2012, 2014.
Gold medal and best of the category in 2009 and 2010.