Yamazaki Puncheon

Available in Sassine Branch

70cl

Description

The Yamazaki distillery matured the whisky for this release in Puncheon casks, which are much, much larger than your regular hogshead cask. A Hoggie will hold 230 litres, whereas the mighty Puncheon holds 480 litres. What this means for this Yamazaki single malt Japanese whisky is that it matures in the Puncheon slower, allowing it to gently acquire flavour from the cask.
Nose
Elderflower, sandalwood, vanilla bean and a hint of buttered rye bread. Slightly grassy at points, and water brings out a touch of white peach freshness.
Palate
More peach notes, now joined by pineapple, sultana and plum. Floral oak, developing into light cigar box and fudge.
Finish
A rush of white grape and green apple. Some spicy cinnamon right at the end.

Additional information

ABV

48%

Country

Japan

Size

70cl

Supplier

Beam Suntory

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