Founded in 1899, the Suntory brand started as a small wine store in Osaka, but grew rapidly over the years, encompassing a wide range of products. Their construction of the Yamazaki Distillery in 1923 and the release of Suntory Shirofuda Whisky in 1929 brought Japanese Whisky into the public eye. Suntory's outstanding craftsmanship and expertise is apparent in every bottle and the Yamazaki 12 Year is no different.
Suntory Yamazaki is aged in casks of three different kinds of oaks—American, Spanish and Japanese—lending unique complexity to this spirit. A vibrant copper-gold color, this whisky displays enticing aromas of caramel, spice, cherry, and fig. Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old is satisfyingly full-bodied, with flavors of toffee, walnut, baking spices, chocolate, and dried apricot. Yamazaki is Japan’s first malt whisky distillery, built by Suntory’s founder in 1923. Using copper pot stills, this was the first of its kind outside of Scotland. The distillery’s location on the outskirts of Kyoto offered pure water, diversity of climate and high humidity, creating an ideal environment for whisky maturation.
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