Full Review

Hatozaki

Hatozaki
Small Batch Blended Whisky

Category: Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 46%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$58.99

Hatozaki
Small Batch Blended Whisky

Category: Blended Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 46%
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of underripe apricot, basil, and oatmeal cookie with a glycerous, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length honey-butter biscuit, green tea, pressed flowers, toffee, and dark chocolate finish. Rich honey-like sweetness and biscuit flavors make this an easy-to-drink blended whisky that is perfect for highballs.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Rich
Aroma Aroma: underripe apricot, basil, and oatmeal cookie
Taste Flavor: honey-butter biscuit, green tea, pressed flowers, toffee, and dark chocolate
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich honey-like sweetness and biscuit flavors make this an easy-to-drink blended whisky that is perfect for highballs.

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.
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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.