The yamazaki valley in tennozan mountiain near Kyoto was the birthplace of Japanese whiskey.
The malt whiskey produced at the yamazaki distillery, with a tradition dating back to 1923, a tradition taken up by the modern Suntory distillery which produces the famous 12 year old single malt Yamazaki.
Suntory is a famous Japanese company that produces alcoholic beverages, following traditions and innovation.
Suntory is a distillery in an obsessive search for perfection and harmony of the whiskey produced.
Among its companies, Yamazaki was the oldest malt whiskey distillery in Japan.
For 12 year old Suntory Yamazaki single malt, harmony is a pretty good word to describe this perfect and smooth single malt.
The work carried out during the aging in oak barrels is remarkable, the already excellent distillate is completed by rich aromas and sweet flavors.
Whiskeys are made from 5 different cask types, including American white oak casks, Sherry casks and Mizunara oak casks, the exact recipe for achieving the taste of 12-year Yamazaki single malt remains a secret.
A secret from the Suntory Whiskey blending team, led by Master Blender Shingo Torii.
Numerous international awards won by this single malt, the exceptional aromas and complex taste make it the most coveted Japanese whiskey by whiskey tasters and collectors.
Aroma: Initially woody it discovers fruity aromas of peaches, ripe persimmons and orange marmalade and hints of butter, custard, caramel, coconut and vanilla
Taste: Medium-bodied, sweet and rich in flavor and fruity notes, red and black currants, raspberries and blueberries
Final: Pleasantly long, fruity with woody and vanilla notes.