Yamazaki is the pioneer of single malt Japanese whisky, born in Japan's first and oldest malt distillery. Yamazaki's renowned waters and its unique misty climate of varying temperature and humidity combine to provide the ideal conditions for making whisky. Deep and multi-layered, Yamazaki is embraced as the authority of single malt Japanese whisky from the award-winning House of Suntory Whisky.
Country of Origin: Japan
Alcohol by vol: 43%
About The Distillery
The area around Yamazaki Distillery has long been famous for its exquisite natural water, which is even mentioned in the Man'yoshu, the ancient anthology of Japanese poetry. The "Rikyu no Mizu"(water of the imperial villa) selected by the Ministry of the Environment as one of Japan's one hundred best natural mineral waters, continues to bubble forth today.
For the process water used at Yamazaki Distillery, this pure and high-quality groundwater, nurtured slowly over eons, is used.
Surrounded by abundant nature, the unique terrain, where the Katsura, Uji, and Kizu Rivers meet, is the ideal moist and humid environment for the aging of whisky: Yamazaki is indeed a whisky-making utopia.