Suntory 100th Anniversary Hakushu 12 Years Old Single Malt Japanese Whisky
100th Anniversary Limited Edition Design. The Hakushu 12 Single Malt comprises carefully selected malt whiskies, all aged for a minimum of 12 years in various casks, created in honor of Suntory Whisky's centenary. Nestled deep in Mt. Kaikomagatake, The Hakushu Distillery draws on its unique natural surroundings. The illustration on the bottle captures the Hakushu distillery in soft hues of verdant green, representing the forest surrounding the distillery. The blenders work with peat while softening the palate using the exceptional mountain water of the area, filtered through ancient granite rocks. This creates a fresh and gently smoky single malt whisky, a true revelation in Japanese single malts that must be experienced.
Nose: On the nose, Suntory's Hakushu 12 Years Old unfolds a delicate interplay of fresh green apple, mint, and pine. The pristine alpine influence is evident, accompanied by a gentle smokiness and undertones of malt.
Palate: The palate reveals a symphony of flavors. Notes of juicy pear and buttery malt lead the way, followed by a touch of smoke and herbal undertones reminiscent of the surrounding forest. A subtle citrus zest adds brightness, making the profile well-rounded and inviting.
Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering notes of fresh fruit, a hint of peat smoke, and a velvety smoothness. The Suntory 100th Anniversary Hakushu 12 Years Old is truly a celebration in a glass, representing the best of Japanese whisky craftsmanship.