In 1923, Suntory’s founder Shinjiro Torii began constructing Japan’s first whisky distillery in Yamazaki in the outskirts of Kyoto. Known since ancient times as Minaseno and famed for its excellent water, this district became the birthplace of Japanese whisky. In 1973, Suntory built another distillery in Hakushu at the foot of Mt. Kaikomagatake in the Southern Japan Alps. It developed an unparalleled variety of malt whiskies and highly refined techniques in these two utopias of whisky, and brought to market such products as YAMAZAKI single malt whisky, HAKUSHU and HIBIKI blended whisky. The superior quality of Yamazaki single malt whisky is highly acclaimed the world over as evidenced by a growing list of awards from prestigious international spirits competitions.
Bright gold in colour. The nose is fine, fine. Peat and smoke are asked about exotic fruits (banana, pineapple), barley malt and vanilla. Then, clearly evoke the ashes on the hearth and smoked meat and citrus peels are a powerful and explosive cocktail. Linden honey brings heady aromas. The palate is witrh the same delicacy, she caresses the palate malted barley, foam, dark chocolate and lemon. Peat has come close to barley in it, she was back to basics. Alternating yellow and green highlights its freshness of expression. The finish is long, soft. White flowers (lily, lilac) are emerging. Evokes the time of cherry blossoms. A moment, time stands still. Rolling countryside and bucolic open to us. In conclusion, vanilla just a hint of spices (pepper, clove) turns into creme brulee.