HATOZAKI PURE MALT
HATOZAKI PURE MALT - KAIKYO DISTILLERY
"Firstly, the master blender selects the spirits to make up the foundation blends. These are the whiskies that will later carry the structure and dominant flavour of the final spirit. They are allowed to marry quietly in cask until needed, while being constantly monitored as they continue to mature.
Secondly, he takes a proportion of each whisky (a different proportion each time as the flavour and character of the foundation blends continue to develop in barrel) and re-casks them together with other individual whiskies that provide additional florality, depth and fineness to the final blend. After a final marrying period to establish the harmony of the blend, the whisky is bottled. This multi-layered process allows for the complexity and balance so prized in Japanese blended whiskies.
Hatozaki Pure Malt is a vatting of 100% malt whiskies which have been aged in imported bourbon casks, imported sherry casks and native Mizunara oak barrels."
NOSE: Aromas of dried fruit, sweet malt, a drizzle of honey, aromatic incense and sandalwood.
PALATE: Rich and complex with a good helping of malt, aromatic spices, dried fruit and toasted cereal notes, with a slightly creamy vanilla undertone.
FINISH: Delicately smoky and sweet honey on the finish, with lingering cigar box.
Purchase option: Importation privée
Producer: Kaikyo Distillery
Format: 700 ml
Type of cap: cork
Type of container: Clear glass