Yamazaki Tsukuriwake Selection Puncheon 2022 Edition

Since 1923, Suntory has pioneered the Art of Japanese Whisky. The creation and innovation unique to Suntory Whisky is revered among whisky lovers worldwide.
The Yamazaki Whisky is Suntory's flagship single malt whisky, from Japan’s first and oldest malt distillery. With a range of options from Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve to 12, 18, and 25 years old, all of these prized whiskies contain carefully blended components aged in American, Spanish, and Japanese Mizunara oak.

The 2022 Yamazaki Cask Series Tsukuriwake Selection is a collection of four whiskies: Puncheon, Peated Malt, Spanish Oak and Mizunara, that lifts the veil on the foundational pillars of Yamazaki single malt. Tsukuriwake means “artisanship through a diversity of making”, a philosophy that the House of Suntory has embraced in its entirety.
Part of the Tsukuriwake Selection, the 2022 Edition Yamazaki Puncheon, this single malt shows off the heart of what makes Yamazaki, Yamazaki – the puncheon. Has been matured exclusively in specially crafted casks from hand-selected American oak These large casks can hold up to 480 litres, around double the capacity of a standard hogshead. Puncheons interact with the spirit more slowly that smaller casks, leaving subtle layers of fruit and spice on top of a spirit character that shines.

    Nose:     Ripe persimmon, peach and vanilla.

    Taste:     Clean, velvety and mild, with caramelised butterscotch notes.

    Finish:    Sweet vanilla, woodiness, pleasant long finish.