This Suntory Yamazaki Watami is a very old edition of a Japanese whisky best-seller, a single malt whisky aged for 12 years from Suntory’s Yamazaki distillery. Spiced wood arrives first on the nose and palate, followed by dried cranberries, with a lasting muddle of orange marmalade and honey sweetness.
Yamazaki was the first Japanese distillery, established in 1923. The distillery is situated in the vale of Yamazaki, being an area of dense bamboo groves at the foot of Mt. Tennozan, outside Kyoto – Japan’s ancient capital and stronghold of traditional Japanese culture.