This was from a sample from/u/vreckan on reddit. This is one of the now all too rare breed of age stated Japanese whiskies. Hakushu is owned by Suntory, who also own Yamazaki. The distillery itself is located in a forest in a mountainous region of Japan and from what I’ve seen the surroundings are really picturesque. The distillery is one of the highest whisky distilleries sitting at 700m above sea level. For a long time this was their core expression (now replaced by the NAS distiller’s reserve), it’s lightly peated and matured mainly in American oak.