Yamazaki Japanese Single Malt Whisky

Rare and selected Yamazaki Japanese Single Malt and Single Cask Whisky

The Yamazaki distillery near Kyoto is the oldest, still operating Japanese whiskey distillery and was opened in 1923 by Torii Shinjiro first malt whisky distillery in Japan. The valley of the mountain Yamazaki Tennozan on the island of Honshu in 1923 was the birthplace of Japanese whisky. The company founder and chairman of Kotobukiya (the predecessor company of Suntory) wanted to produce a serious whisky and therefore presented a Taketsuru Masataka, he in 1924 appointed director of the factory Yamazaki distillery. This was previously traveled to Scotland to learn there the production of Scotch whisky on site. Under Taketsuru producing the first whisky in 1929 completed, which was marketed as shirofuda (White label). Because of differences between Torii and Taketsuru, retired Taketsuru 1934 the company and built the Nikka Whisky in Hokkaido later. The main reason for choosing the location of the headquarters was the outstanding water quality of the area, which is called minaseno. Furthermore bring the situation at the foot of Mount Tenno and near the confluence of three rivers (Katsura-gawa, Kizu-gawa, Uji-gawa), a special climate forth, which is mainly characterized by a very high humidity. Yamazaki produced a worldwide esteemed Single Malt Whisky and is now known worldwide for its unique, diverse and complex flavors. The excellent work of Yamazaki distillery was in 2014 awarded the accolade from Jim Murray: For the first time a renowned British expert has awarded the award for the world s finest whisky to Japan. The Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 reached in Jim Murray s Whisky Bible 2015 the impressive value of 97.5 points out of 100, making it one of the best whiskys in the world. Meanwhile, almost all single malt and single cask bottlings from Yamazaki are difficult or not available, as the global demand for this excellent whisky exceeds the available supply by far. Rare Single Cask or Owner Cask and all Sherry Cask bottlings achieve now at the special sale of Bonhams or Christies prices that were unimaginable just recently and this trend continues to rise.

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