2019 Summer Spirits Roundup
The month of May saw the launch of Haku Vodka from the venerable Japanese house of Suntory. I’ll come clean and admit I’m not the world’s greatest vodka connoisseur, however, I know a good one, and Haku is a good one. A rice-based vodka filtered through bamboo charcoal, it’s a clean, pure aromatic profile with just a bare touch of earthiness. Smooth and silky, with a slightly viscous mouthfeel and a touch of white pepper on the finish. Try chilled neat, in a vodka martini, on in any other cocktail that won’t detract from its character.