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Hatozaki Small Batch 12 Years Umeshu Cask Finish is a 100% malt craft whisky, a blend comprising of premium small batch single malts of at least 5-6 years. The blend is further aged for 12 years in old American Oak casks then finished in bespoke barrels that previously held superior Umeshu liqueur for an additional 6 months. Without coloring or chill filtration this perfectly balanced whisky is complemented with subtle accents of sweet infused Japanese plum.

Hatozaki Small Batch 12 Years Umeshu Cask finish has a rich 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.

The Yonezawa family’s experimentation with distilling started over a century ago, in 1917, and has been part of their legacy ever since. In the build-up to their celebration of 100 years of spirit production, the company decided to replace their old stills with new copper twin pot-stills made by the famous Scottish company Forsyth’s. The new facility has been named the Kaikyo Distillery after the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge that lies in front of the distillery. The distillery sits on the coast, swept by sea winds and salty breezes, which gives many benefits for the ageing of whisky.

The Hatozaki Lighthouse is the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan, and has been a guide for sailors navigating the turbulent waters in the port of Akashi since 1657. It is a symbol of dependability, openness to the wider world, and trade– which enables the exchange of goods and ideas. This lighthouse serves as the perfect icon to represent Kaikyo Distillery’s blended whiskies– a symbol of the rich culture of Akashi City and all it can offer the world.

46% / 70cl

This whisky is limited to 1 bottle per household.