Yamazaki Limited Edition 2016
Yamazaki // Japan
Yamazaki distillery, Japan's first single malt whiskey distillery, was founded by Shinjiro Torii in 1923. Yamazaki whiskies, named after the region of production in Kyoto, is distributed by Suntory. The Limited Edition 2016 is a blend of single malts aged in American oak casks and ex-bourbon barrels, and single malts aged 20 years in European oak, sherry, and port wine casks. It is bottled at 43% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican oak, ex-bourbon, European oak, ex-port, ex-sherry
"Toasted oak aromas slowly come in, and give way to dried plums, dark chocolate, and juicy strawberries. The palate is unexpectedly smooth and rich. Dark chocolate softens to milk, more berries shine through, and a little burst of citrus joins in. Dark, thick caramel and vanilla notes bring a medium finish. "