Hakushu

Japanese Whisky

Founded in 1973 by Keizo Saji, son of the founder of Suntory, and inaugurated on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Yamazaki distillery, Hakushu is nestled at an altitude of 700 meters in the heart of a preserved forest in the Japanese Alps.

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Hakushu

Founded in 1973 by Keizo Saji, son of the founder of Suntory, and inaugurated on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Yamazaki distillery, Hakushu is nestled at an altitude of 700 meters in the heart of a preserved forest in the Japanese Alps.

Surrounded by lush nature, the distillery benefits from abundant water filtered through the granite layers fed by the Ojira and Jingu rivers, and a humid microclimate with four distinct seasons favoring the aging of whiskies.

As one of the highest distilleries in the world, Hakushu is one of the few where low-pressure distillation is naturally possible from which the whiskies derive their freshness and lightness. Equipped with traditional stills and a newly opened column still, the distillery can produce both malt and grain whiskies.

The famous green bottles evoking the vegetal character of Hakushu single malts, match perfectly with the precious whiskies they contain, some of which such as the 18 and 25 years old versions are among the most awarded in the world.

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