Haku // Japan, Japan
Haku Vodka is made from 100% Japanese white rice which is milled and polished. The white rice is fermented with koji rice to create a mash that is then distilled in a pot still. For the second distillation, it goes through two different processes in a pot and column still. The vodka is blended then filtered through bamboo charcoal and is proofed to 40% ABV. The curved lines on the bottle are meant to represent the streams glistening through nature in Japan as they run through the four seasons. Haku Vodka was exclusive released to the US in October 2018.
Unflavored VodkaDistilled from any agricultural product, most commonly grains or potatoes. Typically distilled to 95% ABV. Water is added to bring the spirit down to as low as 37.5% ABV in the EU and 40% ABV in the US. It is usually filtered, often with charcoal, prior to bottling. It is almost always clear and unaged.
"Look for aromas of crisp, fresh pear and citrus blossom on the nose. The vodka has a soft, appealing texture that envelops the palate, along with a slightly starchy and sweet flavor. It lingers with a pleasant, peppery tingle."