Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky
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  • apricot
  • malty
  • spicy
  • toasted
  • raisin
  • vanilla
  • smoky
  • fruit
  • oatmeal

Hatozaki

Pure Malt Whisky (0.7l, 46%)
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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.
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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.
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  • apricot
  • malty
  • spicy
  • toasted
  • raisin
  • vanilla
  • smoky
  • fruit
  • oatmeal
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
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