Hakushu 12 Year

Peated Single Malt

Suntory // Japan

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    3.98
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 881 )

The Hakushu Distillery is one of three owned by Suntory. Located in northern Japan in the forests of Mt Kai Komagatake this is a peated whisky, but it is one comprised of different whiskies produced at the same distillery. The components are a non-peated whisky aged in American oak, a non-peated whisky aged in ex-sherry/Spanish Oak, and a peated whisky aged in American oak. As such, the peat level goes down to a mild 7-9 ppm. Note: Announced in 2018, this product will be discontinued in some markets at some point beginning in 2019 with limited availability in the next few years.

  • age
    12 Year
  • abv
    43.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-oloroso sherry

Tasting Notes

"The peated whisky in this single malt is more akin to a chef adding a dash of salt to enhance the dish; it heightens the other flavors in the malt. There are fruits galore from apples and oranges to cherries and raisins. Caramel and toffee are the sweet elements here with the salt and smoke components acting as a gentle mist in your glass."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet