For centuries the art of making malt whisky has begun with barley. This essential raw ingredient is first malted through a careful process of germination. Then everything comes to a standstill as the barley is slowly dried over a peat fire to yield what distillers call Peated malt. In Scotland and Ireland, where the story of whisky begins, peat has traditionally been harvested from bogs to keep the home hearth fires burning. In the distillery, the smoke from the peat fire permeates the malted barley which in turn imbues the whisky with its characteristic smoky flavour. This smoky flavour is the essence of the key malt that gives Hakushu its distinctive taste. The malted barley that goes into making Hakushu Heavily Peated has been given an extra dose of peat smoke while drying before its slowly fermented in wooden wash backs and carefully distilled in direct fire still pots. The whisky is then stored in American white oak bourbon casks to quietly age in a warehouse nestled deep within the forest. Open a bottle and discover the delicate, sweet smoky flavour that is uniquely Hakushu.
Single Malt Jap
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 70cl
Nikka Coffey Malt has been made from 100% malted barley. However it is not categorised as “malt whisky” but as “grain whisky” since it is not distilled in a pot still. This unique production method results in extraordinary flavors and texture.
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 43% 70cl
This is a blended Malt from Nikka's two distilleries Yoichi and Miyagikyo, showing the gentle flavours and fruitiness, but very well balanced introduction to Japanese whisky.
Suntory Yamazaki Distillers Reserve 43% 70cl
Yamazaki Single Malt has proved to be one of the most popular Japanese whiskies available today. This new edition the Distillers Reserve has been brought out to relieve sales pressure on the more expensive 12 years old, but provides the perfect example...
Nikka Miyagikyo 70cl
This is a new bottling from Nikka a single malt from the Miyagikyo distillery with no age declaration but it contains some older malts and some younger to give complex flavour with an emphasis on sherry casked whiskies.
Nikka Yoichi 70cl
This is the peated malt in the Nikka stable from the Yoichi distillery located on the coast of Hokkaido, the northern most Island of Japan. It is made from various ages to achieve a complex fruity malt with balanced smoke and floral aromas.
Suntory Yamazaki 12 years old 43% 70cl
Japans premiere single malt with a delicate and elegant taste that makes it a superbly drinkable whisky with layers of complex aromas. It continues to capture the hearts of whisky lovers the world over.
Tasting Notes Sweet vanilla and f...
Nikka Pure Malt Red 43% 50cl
Pure Malt Red from Nikka is mainly made up from Malt whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery, so its characteristics follow this distilleries style of fruity. soft malt with gentle vanilla oak.
Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky 46% 70cl
This Pure Malt is named after the Hatozaki Lighthouse, the oldest stone built lighthouse in Japan that resides near to the Kaikyo Distillery in the Akashi port since 1620.
A very easy drinking Japanese Whisky. A very light straw colour is present in t...
Suntory Hakushu Distillers Reserve 43% 70cl
New entry level single malt from the Hakushu distillery in Japan with a nose of peppermint, melon and cucumber leading to a fresh zesty palate and a subtle smoky finish. Excellent value and a good introduction to Japanese whisky.
The Matsui Mizunara Cask Kurayoshi Distillery 70cl
The Matsui Mizunara cask has been produced by Kurayoshi distillery which is situated in the heart of the Japanese nature, close to mount Daisen and its fresh, soft spring water. Located in Tottori, Japan.
Aged in Japanese oak known as Miz