Yamazakura Fine Blended Whiskey

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Introducing Yamazakura Fine Blended Whiskey, a distinguished spirit that harmoniously blends tradition and innovation from the heart of Japan's whiskey-making heritage. Crafted with meticulous care by Sasanokawa Shuzo, this exquisite blend embodies the essence of Japanese craftsmanship and precision.

Yamazakura Fine Blended Whiskey is a testament to the artistry of blending, combining carefully selected malt and grain whiskies to create a balanced and complex expression. The whiskey begins its journey with the finest locally sourced ingredients, including barley and corn, which are distilled with precision in traditional pot stills.

After distillation, the whiskies are matured in oak casks, where they undergo a transformative aging process. This maturation period allows the flavors to develop and intertwine, resulting in a whiskey of exceptional depth and character.

Upon pouring, Yamazakura Fine Blended Whiskey enchants with its golden amber hue and inviting aroma. Notes of honey, caramel, and toasted oak greet the nose, hinting at the rich and complex flavors that await.

On the palate, this whiskey delivers a symphony of flavors. Smooth and velvety, with hints of dried fruits, vanilla, and a touch of spice, it offers a sensory journey that is both indulgent and satisfying. The finish is long and lingering, with echoes of oak spice and a subtle sweetness that leave a lasting impression.

Versatile and approachable, Yamazakura Fine Blended Whiskey is equally delightful enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as the foundation for classic cocktails. Whether shared with friends or savored in quiet contemplation, it promises a tasting experience that is both memorable and rewarding.

Indulge in the artistry of Yamazakura Fine Blended Whiskey and experience the true essence of Japanese whiskey-making. With its rich complexity and smooth finish, it's a whiskey that's sure to inspire appreciation and elevate your spirits. Cheers to tradition, innovation, and the pursuit of perfection. Cheers to Yamazakura.



Tasting Notes

Appearance: Rich golden amber, reminiscent of a glowing sunset over the Japanese countryside.

Nose: The aroma is inviting and complex, with layers of honey, caramel, and toasted oak. Subtle hints of dried fruits, such as raisins and figs, mingle with delicate floral notes, creating an enticing bouquet.

Palate: On the palate, Yamazakura Fine Blended Whiskey offers a velvety smooth texture and a symphony of flavors. Rich and full-bodied, with notes of vanilla, toffee, and baking spices, it offers a harmonious balance of sweetness and complexity. Hints of oak and a touch of spice add depth and intrigue, while a subtle fruitiness lingers in the background.

Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with lingering notes of oak spice, caramelized sugars, and a hint of dark chocolate. A gentle warmth spreads from the chest, leaving a lasting impression of the whiskey's exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

Distillery Information

Yamazakura Blend is a whisky produced at the Asaka Distillery, which was specially refurbished for whisky distillation in 2016, by Sasanokawa Shuzo, the oldest sake brewery in Japan's northeastern Tohoku region, whose history dates back to 1765.70 cl, 40% A very interesting Japanese blended whisky, produced by the Sasanokawa Shuzo company. Sasanokawa Shuzo date back to 1765, and are better known for producing top quality sake and schochu. This whisky has a rather romantic name, a portmanteau of the words Yama and Sakura.
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