Hakushu 25 Yrs
Hakushu 25 Years
The 25 year Hakushu is the oldest whisky matured in the distillery of Hakushu (Suntory). The long maturation process has produced a dark amber colour which keeps the signature freshness; sweet caramel; and fruity plum flavour. The subtle smoke remains light for the finish, rounding off a complex and complete whisky.
No better place to drink it then at the bar in Hakushu Distillery
Hakushu is the younger brother of Yamazaki and if you have not heard of Haksuhu, I am sure you would after Haksuhu 25 Years was awarded the ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ by the World Whisky Awards this year (2018). In addition to the recent award, Hakushu 25 Years has trophy cabinet full of accolades.
Yamazaki has been in the spot light and always a fan favourite; but the Chief Blender of Suntory Shinji Fukuyo, has helped Hakushu ascend to the spotlight. If you have not tried this yet, I highly recommend it.
Drinking at the Hakushu Distillery Bar is relaxing and refreshing
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Distintive plum, dark caramel and light tobacco. Mild scent of Japanese Cypress.
Palate: Sweet creme brulee and the perfect amount of smoke. It continues to open with floral jasmin and some tropical fruit of Papaya.
Finish: Long finish which is pleasantly smokey, and the freshness of Japanese Cypress.
Haksuhu 25 Years – Suntory – 43.0% ABV (unable to find the exact contents)
2009: World Whisky Awards – Best Japanese Single Malt
2010: International Spirits Challenge – Gold Medal
2012: International Spirits Challenge – Trophy
2013: International Spirits Challenge – Gold Medal
2014: International Spirits Challenge – Gold Medal
2015: International Spirits Challenge – Gold Medal
2016: International Spirits Challenge – Gold Medal; World Whisky Awards – Best Japanese Single Malt
2017: International Spirits Challenge – Gold Medal; World Whisky Awards – Best Japanese Single Malt
2018: Words Whisky Awards – World’s Best Single Malt
Hakushu was first established in established in 1973 and it is the forest distillery of Suntory in Japan. The grounds are kept lush and surrounded by Japanese cypress from Mt. Kaikomagatake. At Hakushu they have 6 Wash Stills and 6 Spirit Stills. The Spirit here produces the Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve (standard), 12 Yr, 18 Yr, 25 Yr, Heavily Peated and Sherry Cask.
The entrance to the Hakushu Museum
The beautiful Pot Stills of Hakushu
Inside the view of the tour warehouse. This is still functional and filled with amazing Angel's Share