The Essence of Suntory Whisky: Hakushu Rye Type

Single Grain

Hakushu // Japan


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3 out of 5 stars
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The Essence of Suntory series launched in Japan on February 27th, 2018. Each of the three bottles in the series features modern, artistic label designs and unique flavor profiles, very different to anything Suntory has released to date. The Essence series shocks with this single grain rye expression from Hakushu, a distillery which has never released a whisky like it. Distilled in 2012, it was bottled in 2018 at 57% ABV. Availability limited to Japan and online retailer, Dekanta.

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    Distilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
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Tasting Notes

"The Hakushu green character is there, but there is playful spice found amidst the grass, pears, and green apples. Herbs and young oak cut through the palate, which compliments the freshness instead of hindering it. The finish is short and intense. Enjoyable for such a young whisky. "

Score 86

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Spicy