This brand new Yamazakura 963 18 Year Old is the first single cask pure malt whisky in the popular 963 range and it’s available first right here on dekanta. After distillation, it was matured for a total of 18 years, including a finishing period in Japanese Mizunara oak that has imparted an incredible range of winter spices, aromas of incense and subtle wasabi spice onto the otherwise sweet and fruity spirit. This all comes packaged in a stunning 70cl bottle inside an elegantly designed box that doubles as a display case.
It’s a complex, intriguing and delicious entry into the single cask category for the 963 range, and with only 320 bottles produced, it’s worth getting your hands on while stocks last. You won’t find this whisky anywhere else online.
*This particular bottling was produced prior to the introduction of Japanese whisky labeling standards in February 2021.*