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 single malt Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve.
Suntory is a famous Japanese company that produces alcoholic beverages, following traditions and innovation.
Suntory is a distillery obsessively pursuing the perfection and harmony of the whiskey produced.
Among its companies, Yamazaki was the oldest malt whiskey distillery in Japan.
For Suntory Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve single malt, harmony is a pretty good word to describe this perfect, smooth single malt.
The Japanese whiskey Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve is a NAS (No Age Statement) whiskey made up of different single malts: young soft and full-bodied (at least 8 years of aging) and single malts aged for about 12 years.
The work done in the aging phase in oak barrels is remarkable, the already excellent distillate is completed by rich aromas and sweet flavors.
Whiskeys are made from 5 different barrel types, including American white oak barrels, Sherry barrels and Mizunara oak barrels, the exact recipe for achieving the taste of Yamazaki single malt remains a secret however.
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 the 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