This gorgeous 18 year old single malt has an incredibly pure appearance of burnt orange and amber hue. The nose is full-bodied with spicy cherry and toffee-like aromatics which evolves into layers of cigar box and leather. Deep concentrated flavors of sweet maple sap and caramel provide a beautiful segue into a long, decadent finish. Noted spirits journalist F. Paul Pacult 'highly recommended' this whisky and called it 'a delicious treat.' Having tasted this magnificent dram side by side with the Highland's finest, there is no doubt Yamazaki should be taken very seriously.
**One Bottle Limit per Customer**
In 1923 Shinjiro Torii, the founder of the beverage giant Suntory and the father of Japanese whisky, built Japan's first malt whisky distillery in the Vale of Yamazaki. The distillery's location on the outskirts of Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto offered pure waters, diversity of climate and high humidity - the ideal environment for the maturation of good whisky. From malting and pot distillation to aging and bottling, Torii mimicked the entire process for making Yamazaki from top Scotch producers. It was the first of its kind outside of Scotland. We're talking about fresh air, pure water, and four simple ingredients: malted barley, water, special yeast strains, and American, Spanish and Japanese oak casks - it doesn't get any simpler than that.