The Single Malt Sakurao 1st Release is the distilleries first single malt release. It’s a cask strength expression that was distilled and matured on-site at the seaside distillery. It comes in at 54% ABV and aims to give drinkers a deeper understanding of the distillery’s character.
It’s a complex expression that brings a delicate balance of sweet, smokey and salty notes. On the nose you will be treated to ripe grapes, oranges, bitter chocolate and gentle vanilla, before the palate arrives with a subtle smokiness, more vanilla, a number of unique spices and milk chocolate that melts across your tongue. The finish is long, with a deep sweetness in the form of mingling citrus fruits that are joined by woody tones, building smoke and a breeze of salty sea air.
It’s a truly accomplished expression and one that the distillery have clearly taken their time creating. The notes are all delivered with a smoothness that is hard to achieve in such young whisky, highlighting the knowledge and talent of the workers at Sakurao, and leaving us longing for another dram time after time.