The Sakurao Brewery and Distillery Co. was founded in 1918 in the town of Sakurao in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima. It was initially known as Chugoku Jozo and they produced sake, however in recent years, they have moved into single malt whisky production and the results thus far have been nothing short of astounding, with fans around the world lapping up their limited expressions.
This exciting new Sakurao single cask, single malt whisky was distilled at the up and coming Sakurao Distillery in July 2018 and matured in a top quality ex-bourbon barrel for just over four years, before bottling in August 2022. It brings elegant notes of citrus fruits, gentle oak, vanilla and a range of subtle spices that mingle seamlessly with the sea side notes of the distillate to create a drinking experience to remember. It is one of very few single cask whiskies to be released by the Sakurao Distillery and, limited to just 160 bottles, we expect it to sell out quickly.