Yamazakura 963 21 Year
Yamazakura // Japan
Produced at the Japanese Asaka distillery owned by Sasanokawa Shuzo Company Limited, Yamazakura 963 21 Year is a blended whisky comprising of vintages aged for 21 years and over. Bottled at 58% ABV, this is one of the oldest ji-whiskies on the market.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
"Intensity from the high ABV mellows out with the addition of caramel, wood spice, and smooth vanilla on the nose. The palate brings autumn pears and plums, as the vanilla builds. The balance is there but drops off nearing the end. The finish is oaky and sweet, lasting for a decent amount of time. "