Full Review

Hatozaki

Hatozaki
Blended Whisky

Category: Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$38.99

Hatozaki
Blended Whisky

Category: Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 40%
Pale straw green color. Aromas of toasted rice, butter, orange zest, autumn leaves, and toffee with a velvety, crisp, off-dry light body and a warming, interesting, medium-length honey, heather, candied pear, and tonka bean finish. A round, delicate whisky with a nectar-like sweetness and wide appeal.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: toasted rice, butter, orange zest, autumn leaves, and toffee
Taste Flavor: honey, heather, candied pear, and tonka bean
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, delicate whisky with a nectar-like sweetness and wide appeal.

The Producer or Importer

Niche Import Co.

The Producer or  Importer
45 Horsehill Road, Suite 106A
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
USA
1 973-993-8450

Their Portfolio

86 Hatozaki Blended Whisky 40% (Japan) $38.99.
87 Hatozaki Small Batch Blended Whisky 46% (Japan) $58.99.
88 Schlumberger 2017 Brut Rosé, Austria 12% (Austria) $27.99.

Blended Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
There are two ways to define Blended Whisky.

An American Blended Whisky must contain a minimum of 20% straight whiskey, but the rest of the blend can be comprised of any category of whiskey and/or neutral grain spirit.

In Blended Whisky from Scotland, Ireland, or Japan, the product must be comprised of both single malt and single grain whiskies. Scotch and Irish Blended Whisky must be aged for a minimum of three years, and Irish Whisky alone can include pot still in its blend.