Yamazakura 16 Year Blended Whisky

Blended

Yamazakura // Japan

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 13 )

This expression was produced exclusively for the European market as not many Yamazakura whiskies make it out of Japan. This blended whisky is comprised of 80% corn and 20% malted barley and the youngest component has actually aged for more than the stated years. After 16 years maturing in ex-bourbon barrels, it was transferred to tanks for resting, and then moved again to ex-bourbon barrels for the finishing touch. Only 1,192 bottles of this blended whisky were ever released.

  • age
    16 Year
  • abv
    40.0
  • Blended
    Comprised 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.
  • Cask Type
    Ex-Bourbon American Oak

Tasting Notes

"The bourbon influence brings aromas of coconut, rich vanilla, and subtle Christmas cake. Toasted bread and coconut butter enter on the palate, and another sip presents hints of pear. The finish is long, with spiced oak leading the way."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Spicy