70cl * 40% 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.
A wise choice for both highballs and straight pours, this has a delicate roundness with a rich backbone of malt whisky, offering cereal notes and a gentle sweetness. Aged for up to 12 years and created through a two-stage blending process, it is never coloured or unchill-filtered. Through the second stage of blending, several types of barrels are used, such as bourbon, sherry, sakura (Japanese cherry), or even mizunara (Japanese white oak). This step makes it possible to weave in additional aromatic notes, creating both complexity and balance that Japanese whiskies are known for.