Smoke & Wine Highball
Hakushu 12-year single malt is the smoky member of the Beam Suntory whisky portfolio. As with most Japanese whisky, though, the flavor is gentle and bright, with smoke notes playing a supporting role as opposed to a starring role.
The vermouth component of the cocktail is a tribue to a classic sherry cocktail called The Adonis. In the Smoke & Wine, the addition of vermut brings a sweet, warm, wormwood hint, while the Rancio Sec dries out the cocktail.