Our flight of Japanese whisky feature three unique whiskies from Suntory, founders of the first Japanese distillery, Yamazaki, established in 1923. Suntory was the pioneer for classic Japanese whisky and is considered to be the go-to brand for those stumbling upon this distinct palate.
Hakushu 12 YR | 70cl / 43%
Hakushu is the Japanese connoisseur’s choice. The distillery was built in 1973 and set amidst spectacular pine forests close to the Japanese Alps. Hakushu 12yo has an aroma of pears, crushed leafy bracken, and a hint of citrus. You can enjoy subtle smokiness and the sweet poached pears on the palate.
Hibiki Harmony | 70cl / 43%
Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a blend of Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Presented in the brand’s trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable and palatable with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate. Hibiki was first introduced in 1989, with its 12-year expression introduced in 2009.
Nose: Rose, lychee, hint of rosemary, mature woodiness, sandalwood.
Palate: Honey-like sweetness, candied orange peel, white chocolate.
Finish: Subtle, tender long finish, with hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak).
Suntory Toki | 70cl / 43%
Toki is a blended whisky from Suntory’s three distilleries: Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. This is a round and sweet blend with a refreshing citrus character and a spicy finish.
‘Toki’ means ‘time’ in Japanese. Toki has a different composition to its sister blend, Suntory Hibiki, and its main components are Hakushu single malt and Chita grain whisky.
Nose: Basil, green apple, honey.
Palate: Grapefruit, green grapes, peppermint, thyme.
Finish: Subtly sweet and spicy finish with a hint of vanilla oak, white pepper and ginger.