Yamazakura Pure Malt 15 Year
Yamazakura // Sasanokawa Shuzo, Japan
Based in Kōriyama of the Fukushima prefecture, Sasanokawa Shuzo began producing sake and shochu in 1765. They added whisky to their portfolio in 1946 and began releasing their high end expressions after purchasing Yamazakura Distillery in 1998. Their Pure Malt Japanese Whisky has really aged 20 years (more or less), spending the first 15 years maturing in oak barrels, then resting in tanks for an undisclosed period before its revival in oak barrels previously used to age bourbon and wine. Production of this 43% ABV whisky was limited to 2,400 bottlings.
Blended MaltComprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon and ex-wine