Kaikyo Distillery Hatozaki Small Batch 12 Year Old Umeshu Cask Finish Whisky
The Hatozaki Lighthouse, the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan, has been a guide for sailors navigating the turbulent waters before the port of Akashi since 1620. It is a symbol of dependability, openness to the wider world and trade which enables the exchange of goods and ideas. Kaikyo chose this lighthouse, which stands close to their distillery, as the perfect icon to represent their whisky. Hatozaki Small Batch 12 Year Old Umeshu Cask Finish is a 100% hand-crafted malt whisky, a blend of premium single malts, each aged for a minimum of 12 years in American Oak casks before being married and then further finished in bespoke barrels that previously held superior Umeshu liqueur for an additional 6 months. Unpeated, rich and fruity, it offers a generous profile of cereals, with iodine notes, fresh pear, apricots and a delicate hint of malty honey. The yellow plum finish brings a lasting touch of sweetness.