Suntory Single Malts: Don’t Call Them Scotch

It’s difficult to say the words “single malt” without quickly following them up with “scotch.” But while Scotland is indeed the largest producer of single-malt whiskies, Japan is the second-largest distiller of single malts in the world. This revelation is even more impressive when one realizes that while Scotland has well over 100 distilleries, Japan […]

Single Malt from the Land of the Rising Sun

Although Japan’s two Suntory distilleries are known for producing a variety of single-malt whiskies, only a few, primarily the multiple award-winning 12- and 18-year-old Yamazaki expressions, have made it to our shores. But now comes a welcomed third offering, Hakushu 12 Year Old single malt ($60), produced in the namesake “forest distillery” of Hakushu, not […]