Whisky is undoubtedly one of the world’s most renowned spirits. Distilled from fermented grain mash, it is then aged in oak barrels to create uniquely complex flavors and aromas. Yamazaki is a whisky that has been created with care and following a strict recipe – since 1923 it has been made through an exacting process of blending malt whiskies and grain whiskies, this also explains its light amber color.
With time, as the home of Japan’s leading malt whisky distiller, Yamazaki has earned itself international recognition for its delicate flavor and elegant aroma. It has become widely regarded as one of the finest whiskies in the world by both professionals in the industry and fans worldwide.
This whisky was created in 1923 by Masataka Taketsuru from the Suntory family, who is considered to be Japan’s first master malt whisky distiller. The Yamazaki Distillery first started operations in 1933, and just two years later, It was selected as the official national whisky of Japan – it also became part of the Citrus Blended Whisky’ category, which were all named after citrus fruits. The Yamazaki Distillery is considered to be one of Japan’s finest malt whiskeys today. It has always been a very tricky process for Japanese distillers; because most industrial strength alcohol is distilled from rice, barley or other grains that are not native to Japan.
A Blend For All Occasions
This whisky is often described as smooth, with a light and elegant aroma. It is also known for its subtle yet complex flavor. The nose of this whisky is fresh and fragrant with grass, honey, peat and vanilla. The palate has hints of fruitiness with an earthy tone – the finish is long, dry and spicy.
The Yamazaki 12-year-old is described as one of the best examples in its category from the Malt Maniacs Awards in 2003. It combines a light amber color with a delicate aroma to offer an excellent example of Japanese whisky for all occasions. A bottle of this whisky costs $25, and is available at most liquor stores.
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The Yamazaki distillery has been a part of the Suntory group since 1981, and it is located in Yamazaki-cho, Aoi-gun in Miyagi Prefecture. To get there, you can take an express train from Tokyo to Sendai and then switch to local trains to get to the distilleries. The trip takes 20 minutes and is a very popular way of getting around. There are also shuttle buses that run from the station every 10 minutes throughout the day. Suntory Yamazaki is also home to the Museum of Whisky where you can learn more about Japan’s love for whisky.
The Yamazaki distillery is also a popular place for tourists. The distillery was built next to a beautiful forest, and there is a walking trail that you can take through the woods. Approximately 5,000 trees were planted during the construction of the distillery. When autumn comes around, you can walk along the path and through the forest to pick up some apples and Japanese chestnuts. There are two waterfalls located nearby as well – they are called Hokugetsu-no-taki’ and Chikurin-no-taki’.