Hatozaki Finest Japanese Whisky is a premium blend of whiskies, aged up to 12 years in barrel with a minimum malt whisky content of 40%. Light in style with a rich backbone of malt whisky character. Cereal notes and a light sweetness allow for the whisky to be used in both highball and straight pours. 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 designed to produce Japanese Single Malt Whisky as well as other spirits and has been named The Kaikyo Distillery after the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge that lies in front of the distillery. Proud of their heritage and provenance, the company has also shared other historical aspects of their home city, Akashi in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan, in the imagery and branding of their new spirits.
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 1620. 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.
Alc. 40% Vol.