Yamazakura Pure Malt Sherry Wood Finish 15 Year
Yamazakura // Japan
Established since 1765, Sasanokawa Shuzo is one of many "ji-whisky" producers in Japan ---think micro-distillery with an established sake and shochu portfolio making whisky on the side. They produce only a handful of whisky expressions under the Yamazakura brand, and a majority of them, like this one, never go abroad. This Pure Malt benefits from double-barreling, initially maturing for 15 years in oak, before resting in tanks, and then finishing in casks previously used to age sherry. Available at cask strength (a hefty 59% ABV), without chill-filtering or added color, only 20 bottlings of this were ever released for the Japanese market.
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 TypeFinished in Sherry Oak