The Hakushu Aged 12 Years
This amazing peated Japanese single malt whisky hails from Hakushu distillery, owned by Suntory. The distillery resides in the forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake, with the original Hakushu distillery built in 1973. Another building was added in 1981, called Hakushu Higashi. Rather fittingly, it boasts a fresh and foresty flavour profile. There is a great profile of fruit on the palate. However, it's by no means a sweet whisky. Still rich, herbaceous and grassy, with a waft of smoke along the way. The finish has a quite short, though enjoyable with orange peel and a touch of minerals.
Age: 12 Year