Description/ Tasting NotesRed fruits on the nose with raspberry, white peach on the taste and sweet finish of vanilla and hint of cinnamon
Winery Info/ Brand
The whiskies are handcrafted at Japan’s oldest distillery, built by Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii in 1923. The distillery is situated in the Vale of Yamazaki, an area of dense bamboo grooves at the foot of Mt. Tennozan on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital and stronghold of traditional Japanese culture - an ideal environment for whisky production where the same exceptionally pure waters used in Japan’s most esteemed tea ceremonies are used to produce YAMAZAKI whiskies.
Region Info/ Origin
The Japanese have received great acclaim recently for their ever expanding range of single malt whiskies. These are produced just like any single malt whisky, distilled from nothing other than yeast, water and malted barley at a single distillery before a maturation of at least three years and a day in oak casks. There are two main brands that own Japanese distilleries: Nikka and Suntory, founded by Masataka Taketsuru and Shinjiro Torii respectively.