YAMAZAKI single malt whisky is made from the purest natural ingredients distilled through the art of Japanese craftsmanship in perfect harmony with nature. The whiskies are handcrafted at Japan’s oldest distillery, built by Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii in 1923. The distillery is situated in the Vale of Yamazaki on the outskirts of Kyoto, an id ... Read More »
'Yamazaki 12 year Old is a pioneering malt in Japan, for which Suntory deserve great credit. In its early days, it was rounded and delicate...now it is more intense, confident and elegant. 8/10' Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine, Oct 2002
An introductory malt from Yamazaki, Japan's oldest distillery (founded in 1923). This is mild-mannered, clean, sweet malt, charming and very accessible - Speyside fans looking to try a Japanese malt should start here.
A special edition Yamazaki from Suntory, aged in a 480-litre puncheon cask, which allows the whisky to mature much more slowly than the standard 230-litre hogshead. There's no age statement, but at 48% and unchillfiltered, it's likely to be pretty tasty.
The 2012 edition of Yamazaki's popular Puncheon, matured in a largeish cask of about 300 litres called, unsurprisingly, a Puncheon. An interesting showcase of how cask selection can influence the flavour of a whisky.
A bottle of Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel from the 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. Aged in 180 litre casks which used to hold bourbon and matured in a warm moist climate resulting in an elegant and sweet Japanese whisky.
A bottle of Yamazaki Puncheon from the 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. Aged in 480 litre oak Puncheon, this is a rich and sweet Japanese whisky, but one that is elegant due to the slightly slower ageing caused by the smaller spirit to wood ratio.
A very limited bottling of Yamazaki, specially produced for the 2012 Tokyo International Bar Show. Distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2012 from a single cask after 12 years hidden away in the company's Ohmi aging cellar.
A bottle of Yamazaki's stunning 18 year old presented in a beautiful bag designed by London-based leather designer Bill Amberg, a man who also happens to be passionate about Japanese culture and whisky. Just 200 bags were produced for the UK, the limited edition packaging reproducing the effect of the charring of sherry casks prior to maturation and commemorating the 90th anniversary of the distillery.
A bottle of Yamazaki Mizunara from the 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. Aged in Mizunara (Japanese) oak casks, this is a rich and sweet Japanese whisky, with an oriental fragrance from the wood.
A special bottling of Yamazaki, aged in a Mizunara (Japanese Oak) cask. Released in conjunction with the second Tokyo International Bar Show over the weekend of 20th/21st April 2013. A rare release, this was only previously available at the show itself or to members of Whisky Magazine Japan's Bond #1 club.
Yamazaki's incredibly rare 25 year old presented in a beautiful leather case and wooden box, designed by London-based leather designer Bill Amberg, a man who also happens to be passionate about Japanese culture and whisky. The leather case, one of just 25 in the UK, includes 25 saddle stitches to represent each year of maturation.