Sasanogawa – Yamazakura Blended Whiskey
Method and production
From the Japanese distillery Sasanogawa comes the blended whiskey Yamazakura. The distillery has existed since 1765, but they did not begin producing whiskey until 1946. It is an excellent example of the fact that the Japanese know how to make traditional whiskey to such an extent. Yamazakura is described as a so-called “jiwi whiskey”, which is characterized by the fact that the distillery usually produces either sake or shochu and only secondary whiskey. Normally, jiwhisky is not distributed outside the local area in which it is produced, but they have not been able to keep Yamazakura for themselves.
The scent is elegant as the taste. It smells of citrus flowers with discreet notes of wood. The taste is slightly smoky, and you can sense fruit and salted caramel. The taste ends with lots of vanilla, but still with a pleasant mild expression.
Enjoy it with a great Cuban or New World Cigar!