NV - Hakushu 12 Year Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky February 2021 Release
Colour
Spirit
Producer
Hakushu
Region
Japan
Case size
1x70cl

NV HAKUSHU 12 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT JAPANESE WHISKY FEBRUARY 2021 RELEASE - 1x70cl

Colour
Spirit
Producer
Hakushu
Region
Japan
Case size
1x70cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2021

    This is arguably the finest 12 Year Old Single Malt in the world. The Hakushu distillery was built in 1973 and is located in the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Hakushu has emerged as one of the greatest distilleries in Japan, winning award after award. The 12 Year Old is among the most decorated whiskies in its age group with a Whisky Bible “Liquid Gold” award, a “Gold Medal” at the 2016 World Whiskies Awards and the coveted “Best World Whiskey” award at the 2015 International Whisky Competition. It was discontinued in June 2018 after demand outstripped supply and it became unfeasible for the distillery to keep producing it while retaining the quality that made it so popular in the first place. Thankfully production resumed back in March 2021.

Producer

Hakushu

Part of the Suntory group, the Hakushu distillery was built in 1973 and is located in the foothills of Mount Kaikomagatake in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Hakushu has emerged as one of the greatest distilleries in Japan, winning award after award.

Region

Japan

Japan has no rules for the regulation of making whisky and is therefore a bit trickier to follow. In general it is very similar in style to Scotch whisky. Most whiskies produced are blended but each company runs a discrete operation, owning their distillery and brands outright. There are nine active distilleries in Japan at the moment, spread across the country, but the most popular are Yamazaki and Hibiki, both owned by Suntory Group who also own Chateau Beychevelle and Chateau Lagrange in Bordeaux. Currently, the most sought-after brand from Japan is Karuizawa which was opened in 1955 and dismantled in 2006.