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Japanese vodka in Australia: what to make of the new batch

The House of Suntory, Japan’s leading name in Japanese whisky is trying something on.

They’ve just launched the new HAKU vodka in Oz, adding to the brand’s collection, now a trilogy, and giving Japanese spirit-lovers something to fight about.

It’s centred around what they call monozukuri, the relentless quest for perfection, meticulous attention to detail, and commitment to quality. Sounds Japanese.

There must be something about double-syllabic words that just works for the Australian market, given this is the third spirit in the range: ROKU Gin, TOKI Whisky and now, HAKU Vodka. Either way, it’s good.

Think, a vodka with a floral rice aroma that tastes of natural sweetness and complex flavour that leaves you with a smooth finish with a sophisticated, pleasantly lingering sweetness thanks to the bamboo charcoal filtration process.

Get it from leading retailers.

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