Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013
Yamazaki // Japan
This single malt from Yamazaki was named World Whisky of the Year by Jim Murray in 2015 which ignited a demand for all Japanese whiskies as a whole. Aged in Spanish oak, oloroso sherry casks, this is a no-age statement release. Bottled at 48% 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 TypeOloroso Sherry Casks
"The stellar influence of sherry gives way to raisins, plums, figs, dates, and Maraschino cherries all dipped in dark, bitter chocolate. The aforementioned notes only intensify on the palate, now joined by cinnamon and pepper. The finish is long, as a battle between sweet, bitter, and sour notes ensues. "