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It is known as the Mountain Forest Distillery. nestled in the vast forest coexisting with nature at the foot of the Southern Japan Alps, the Hakushu Distillery creates a wide variety of unique whiskies. 

In their aim to create a malt whisky completely different from Yamazaki Distillery, Suntory whisky makers kept searching for the best water for mashing. After looking all over the country, they came across "Hakushu," one of the most famous water areas in Japan. In 1973, exactly half a century after the birth of the first Japanese malt whisky distillery, Suntory established its second malt whisky distillery "Hakushu." Whisky mashed using this water has a pleasant and gentle flavor, quite different from the deep, florid taste of Yamazaki.