Yamazaki 12 is a single malt whisky with a characteristically refined Japanese taste that appeals to the delicate Japanese palate. It is characterized by an aroma of ripened fruit and a sweet vanilla fragrance thanks to malt whiskies matured in white oak casks at Yamazaki. There are also hidden flavours from the whiskies aged in sherry and mizunara casks that produce layer after layer of flavour so the taste never grows tiresome.
Appearance: Pure Gold
Nose: Peach, pineapple, grapefruit, clove, candied orange, vanilla, Mizunara (Japanese oak)
Taste: Coconut, cranberry, butter
Finish: Sweet ginger, cinnamon, long finish
Overall: Succulent with soft fruit
From Yamazaki was born the surprising, delicate yet profound experience of a Japanese single malt whisky.
Spiritual and deep, made at Yamazaki Distillery, the soulplace of Japanese whisky, its signature multi-layered taste is highly praised by whisky connoisseurs all over the world. Today, Suntory Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki® Whisky is not only the No.1 single malt whisky in Japan, but is enjoyed in more than 35 countries.
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Produced at Suntory’s historic distillery, Yamazaki is a flagship Japanese single malt whisky, renowned for its multi-layered flavour with fruit and Mizunara oak aroma. This 12 year old from Yamazaki first came onto the scene in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky.
Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Yamazaki is in southwestern Kyoto at the foot of Mt.Tennozan.
With his unwavering preference for the high-quality water and natural environment vital in whisky-making, Shinjiro selected the land of Yamazaki from among several candidate sites.
The area around Yamazaki Distillery has long been famous for its exquisite natural water, which is even mentioned in the Man’yoshu, the ancient anthology of Japanese poetry. The “Rikyu no Mizu”(water of the imperial villa) selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of Japan’s one hundred best natural mineral waters, continues to bubble forth today.
For the process water used at Yamazaki Distillery, this pure and high-quality groundwater, nurtured slowly over eons, is ideal.
Surrounded by abundant nature, the unique terrain, where the Katsura, Uji, and Kizu Rivers meet, is the ideal moist and humid environment for the aging of whisky: Yamazaki is indeed a whisky-making utopia.