Yamazaki was born from the surprising, delicate yet profound experience of a Japanese single malt whisky. Multi-layered with fruit and Mizunara aromas, Yamazaki whiskies are complex and deep.
Made at Yamazaki Distillery, the birthplace of Japanese whisky, its signature multi-layered taste is highly praised by whisky connoisseurs all over the world.
Colour: Deep amber.
Nose: Fruity with notes of raisin, apricot, cafe au lait and hint of Mizunara (Japanese oak) in the background. The aroma is an invitation to the elegant and intricate layers that define this Japanese single malt.
Palate: Rolls in smooth with blackberries, strawberry jam and some dark chocolate on the finish and lingers playfully. The velvety texture caresses the palate, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship of the 18-year maturation process.
Finish: Elegant. Rich with a long and smooth finish where the warmth of cinnamon spice and the subtle smokiness of Mizunara oak leave an indelible impression.
History of Yamazaki
The Yamazaki distillery is Japan’s first and oldest malt whisky distillery established in 1923 by Suntory’s founder, Shinjiro Torii.
Inspired by traditional Scottish whisky, Torii envisioned a Japanese approach by choosing a terrain and climate completely different to those of Scotland to create a unique kind of whisky. The Yamazaki Distillery is thus the birthplace of Japanese whisky. Nestled proudly on the periphery of Kyoto, this region was formerly referred to as “Minaseno”, where one of the purest waters of Japan originates.
Yamazaki is also home to Sen no Rikyu, Master of “The Way of Tea.” Yamazaki Distillery is where the Katsura, Uji and Kizu rivers converge, providing a unique misty climate and one of Japan’s softest waters. The diversity of this region’s temperature and humidity creates ideal conditions for cask aging, known as the signature “Suntory Maturation”.