Hakushu 10 year old, 43.5%

Price: $64.00 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Suntory's second distillery was once the largest producer of malt whisky in the world. Located high in the Japanese Alps, its buildings are hidden within a thickly forested national park, and there is something of that environment in this expression, which is filled with the scents of fern, wet bamboo, pine, and mint. Japanese single malt at its most beguiling.£40