Hakushu Distillers Reserve, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
Suntory's second distillery built in 1973. Producing a peated spirit to be used for the blending industry that was rapidly growing in Japan. This single malt whisky is fantastic.
Nose: The herbs are very up front with this one. Peppermint, pine and pleasant grassy notes. Cucumber and melon round out the nose.
Palate: All the notes on the nose swim effortlessly through the palate, the mint developing sweeter notes as it goes on. Citrus zest also pops in to say hello.
Finish: A waft of smoke appears during the long finish.