70cl * 46% ABV * Japan
Hatozaki was named after the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan, a symbol of safety and guidance listed as a Historical Monument. With a design strongly inspired by the delicate naturalistic art of the Edo era (1603-1868), Hatozaki also incorporates a deep respect to the whisky of Scotland, the country that pioneered the spirit.
Another elegant and smooth whisky from the Kaikyo Distillery in Hyogo, Japan, this interesting small batch whisky is made from a blend of premium single malts. Each is aged for a minimum of 12 years in American Oak casks before being married and then finished for six months in bespoke barrels that previously held Umeshu liqueur, arguably the most iconic fruit liqueur made in using the native ume plums. Unpeated, rich & fruity, it offers aromas of floral honey, creamy vanilla, lots of fresh orchard fruit, cereals, with iodine notes, dried apricots, peaches and cream, and a delicate hint of toffee. The yellow plum finish brings a subtle but lasting touch of sweetness.
No added colour and non-chill filtered, Hatozaki 12 Year Old Umeshu Cask Finish is designed to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks to appreciate the aromas from the cask ageing, or in a highball for a light and refreshing serve.