Sasanokawa Yamazakura Pure Malt…

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Sasanokawa Yamazakura Pure Malt (700ml)

Size: Regular(700ml)/ 48% (Japan)

It is a pure malt whiskey that is vatted from sherry barrel malt and peat malt aged over 5 years in oak barrels. You can enjoy a rich flavor of malt and a soft fruit incense from sherry barrels, a sweet smooth mouth feel with smoky flavor.

The Yamazakura range is made at the Asaka distillery, owned by Sasanokawa Shuzo Co. This is the newest addition to the company’s ever-popular series, the Yamazakura Pure Malt Mountain Cherry edition. A mild, drinkable expression, featuring notes of cherry, oak, and earth. Witness the craft of Japan’s ji-whisky producers.

Nose: The nose first treated us to a selection of desserts. Apple and cherry crumble drizzled with caramel sauce and creme anglaise, banoffee pie. Yes, for those uninitiated, that’s banana and toffee
Palate: On the palate, we got an array of flavours that told of a combination of cask types. There was a definite sherry note that came across with dried cherries, alongside a thick creamy vanilla and macadamia nuts.
Finish: here is a soft peat that swells towards the finish and then lingers with a beautiful serenity. Well crafted and well balanced. Light but powerful, like someone turned the gravity down and everything just weighs less.