Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky

Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky

(0.7l, 46%)


7.8/10
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A lovely blended pure malt Spirit triple-wood aged on the shores of Osaka Bay.

Akashi Sake Brewery has been on Osaka Bay from more than one-hundred and fifty years. As popular as Sake has been for hundreds of years, Whisky is now a cultural touchstone in Japan where they have embraced the Spirit as much as any other place on the planet. They recently expanded on their proud tradition by launching Kaikyo Distillery nearby. To avoid naming confusion, they have launched their first Whisky brand — Hatozaki — along with two signature malt Whisky releases.

Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky is made from 100% malted barley Spirit — including local distillery inventory and imported Spirit. It has been matured in three different cask types, including ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry, and Mizunara oak. And as those specifications suggest, it produces a nuanced and layered flavor profile with rich undertones of exotic wood. And it is delivered at a perfect 46% ABV without colorings or chill-filtration.

Smartass Corner#1: 
Hatozaki Lighthouse is the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan. It sits at the opening of Akashi Harbor. Built in the pagoda style, it was constructed in 1657. Its official name is "Kyu Hakozaki Torodo" which means "Hakozaki stone lantern house."

Smartass Corner #2: 
Small differences in names are very important in Japan. Akashi Sake Brewery is not the same as Akashi Whisky from Eigashima Distillery. And Kaikyo Distillery is not the same as Kaiyo Whisky.
  • Category
  • Style
    Japanese Blended Whisky
  • Region
    Hyogo
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Kaikyo Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Chill Filtered?
    No

Flavor Spiral™

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apricot
malty
spicy
toasted
raisin
vanilla
smoky
fruit
oatmeal
What does Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky taste like?

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Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Pale Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The fragrance is alive with dried apricots, sweet toasted malt, sandalwood, and toasted spices.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
A rich note of toasted granola clusters opens on the tongue followed by sultanas, stone fruits, baking spices, and vanilla cream.

Finish
The finish is long and warm with a surprising whiff of something smoky at the end of it all.
Ratings & Reviews
Jason
Jason,
I've been using this Whisky with LoFi Sweet Vermouth in a manhattan... the color is very light, and I call it a Blonde Manhattan. Add a Luxardo cherry, and it's the bomb!
 
Amber
Amber,
Light, sea mist, floral - this is a great way to start a whiskey tasting. Would be great with lighter dishes/fishes. Glad to have a bottle
 
guest
guest,
Very strong off the bat, but very aromatic and the lasting taste is delicious
 
Michiel
Michiel,
If whisky would be acceptable for breakfast this would be my go to choice. Light, fragrant, accessible. A bit of sweetness and spice. Very well balanced.
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Light, refreshing, Sea breeze with hint of smoke with fruity notes. Nice Whiskey even thought it's young. Worth a try for sure
 
Raoul
Raoul,
Light, fresh smelling, sea breezy with a hint of smoke on the nose. Lovely on the palette for a young whiskey....fruity flavours married with vanilla and smoke... thought it was similar to the Talisker Overall a nice interesting whiskey if you want to try something new.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
Didn’t like the nose but the taste was great, lots of nuanced flavors. Especially enjoyed that hit had a bit of smoke/malt to it but not overwhelming. Enjoyed and would definitely buy a bottle.
 
Nikolajs
Nikolajs,
Nose dried fruits, malt Taste dried fruit compote, lots of spices and bitterness Finish medium, bitter- smoky
 
guest
guest,
Awesome
 
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