HAKUSHU

Distillery
Founded in 1973
Hakushu Distillery is located in the former town of Hakushū, now a part of Hokuto, in the Yamanashi Prefecture, on the slopes of Mount Kaikoma. Hakushu Distillery was built as a second distillery of Suntory, the first being Yamazaki.

Their aim was to create a variety of malt Whiskies. Hakushu, meaning "white sandbar" reflects the geological character of the site. Hakushu takes its water from mountains through Ojira River, which is considered to be one of the 100 exceptional water resources of Japan.

They use wooden washbacks and own varying sizes of different pot stills, which are direct fired. Hakushu generally uses Hogshead style barrels for aging.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    Japan
  • Established
    1973
  • Owner
    Suntory
  • Visitor center
    Yes
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Japan, 〒408-0316 Yamanashi Prefecture, Hokuto, 白州町鳥原2913−1
  • Phone
    +81 551 35 2211
  • Website
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The Distillery is also known as "the forest distillery" since it is loacated in a huge park and it is a home to a bird sanctuary.

Hakushu is known for its slow production and unhurried process.
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