From the Kaikyo Distillery comes Hatozaki Pure Malt, made with 100% malt whiskies, including stocks distilled in Japan as well as imported malt whiskies. This one features spirits drawn from a trio of casks - bourbon, sherry and Mizunara casks. It's named after the nearby Hatozaki lighthouse, which is the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan.
Nose: Aromas of dried fruit, sweet malt, a drizzle of honey, aromatic incense and sandalwood.
Palate: Rich and complex with a good helping of malt, aromatic spices, dried fruit and toasted cereal notes, with a slightly creamy vanilla undertone.
Finish: Delicately smoky and sweet honey on the finish, with a lingering cigar box.