Hakushu distillery (Japanese: 白州蒸溜所, Hepburn: Hakushū jōryūsho?) is a Japanese whisky distillery. It is owned by the Suntory group, and situated in the Toribara locality (鳥原?, also pronounced Torihara) of the former town of Hakushū (now part of Hokuto), in the Yamanashi Prefecture, Chūbu region, Japan.
The distillery was established in 1973, in the forest on the slopes of Mount Kaikoma (甲斐駒ヶ岳, Kaikoma-ga-take?). In 1981, it was expanded by the commissioning of a second, Hakushu East, site, near the original site, now called Hakushu West. All production is now focused on the new site.
Hakushu Whisky Reviews:
- Hakushu 12 Years Old (43%, OB, 2014) - Hakushu 12 Years Old Japanese single malt whisky 43% ABV, £73.81 for 70cl from Master of Malt Score: 83/100 What they say: From Suntory’s mountain distillery, nestled deep in the forests of […]
- Hakushu 14 Years Old 1999 120.7 Sweet, fragrant and satisfying (55.5%, SMWS, 1st Fill Bota Corta Butt, 517 Bottles, 2014) - SMWS 120.7 Sweet, fragrant and satisfying Whisky Review Category: Japanese single malt whisky Origin: Hakushu Distillery Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society Cask #120.7 ABV: 55.5% Cost: £229 for the pairing of SMWS G12.1 […]
- Hakushu 18 Years Old (43%, OB, 2014) - Hakushu 18 Years Old Japanese single malt whisky 43% ABV, £159.67 for 70cl from Master of Malt Score: 86/100 What they say: Silky with floral notes. Color: deep gold Nose: ripe pear, […]