Haku Japanese Vodka
This truly is the spirit of Japan. Already renowned whisky experts, Suntory almost broke the spirit world when they released Roku Gin. Now they’re back with a brand new vodka.
Haku means white, but it can be read in Japanese as brilliant. Brilliant by name and brilliant by nature, Haku Vodka starts its life as a handful of rice grains in Kagoshima on the island of Kyushu. Suntory choose the finest white rice, or hakumai, which is milled and polished to perfection. This is then fermented with koji. Koji is a magical ingredient made from cooked rice inoculated with cultures; without it we’d have no sake, soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar or miso. This is then distilled once in a copper pot still and once again in a column still. This spirit is then transported to Osaka to be filtered through bamboo charcoal to remove any impurities or imperfections. This kind of porous charcoal was traditionally used to perfect water for tea ceremonies and has the added bonus of being abundant and sustainable. This attention to detail is what makes Haku so special.
The resulting Japanese craft vodka is subtly sweet and super smooth, with complex flavours of steamed rice and spring blossom. We often have a misconception that white rice is a staple of Japanese food, but it’s actually seen as a luxury reserved for special treats and celebrations. Haku Vodka should also be used for such occasions, sipped on the rocks, mixed into a Martini, or topped with soda and lime peel.
£5.57 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3134311
Style No.: 762083
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