Since the very beginning, back in 1923, the Yamazaki distillery has taken extra special care to use just the right casks needed to craft a wide variety of single malt whiskies. The Yamazaki distillery employs a wide range of cask types that are made in-house by our own skilled craftsmen. Among them is the puncheon, a short, stout 480-litre cask used to cradle our new-make spirits as they quietly mature over a span of years. Inside an oak puncheon the per-litre area of whisky that comes into contact with the wood is small in comparison to the typical 180-litre bourbon barrel or 230-litre hogshead and the aging process moves at a slow crawl. The unique characteristics of the puncheon make it perfectly suited to the temperate climate of the mist-shrouded Yamazaki region. Our expert cask makers hew to time-honoured techniques in crafting puncheons made purely from edge grain North American white oak. The puncheon is an essential ingredient that gives Yamazaki single malt that unique balance of sweet flavour and deep rich aroma loved the world over. Bottled at 48proof, Yamazaki Puncheon single malt whisky is made to be enjoyed straight up. Savour the sweet coconut and vanilla flavours on top of a rich aroma that only a puncheon can deliver
Single Malt Jap
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky 70cl
Nikka Coffey Malt has been made from 100% malted barley. However it is not categorised as “malt whisky” but as “grain whisky” since it is not distilled in a pot still. This unique production method results in extraordinary flavors and texture.
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt 43% 70cl
This is a blended Malt from Nikka's two distilleries Yoichi and Miyagikyo, showing the gentle flavours and fruitiness, but very well balanced introduction to Japanese whisky.
Suntory Yamazaki Distillers Reserve 43% 70cl
Yamazaki Single Malt has proved to be one of the most popular Japanese whiskies available today. This new edition the Distillers Reserve has been brought out to relieve sales pressure on the more expensive 12 years old, but provides the perfect example...
Nikka Miyagikyo 70cl
This is a new bottling from Nikka a single malt from the Miyagikyo distillery with no age declaration but it contains some older malts and some younger to give complex flavour with an emphasis on sherry casked whiskies.
Nikka Pure Malt Red 43% 50cl
Pure Malt Red from Nikka is mainly made up from Malt whisky from the Miyagikyo distillery, so its characteristics follow this distilleries style of fruity. soft malt with gentle vanilla oak.
Suntory Hakushu Distillers Reserve 43% 70cl
New entry level single malt from the Hakushu distillery in Japan with a nose of peppermint, melon and cucumber leading to a fresh zesty palate and a subtle smoky finish. Excellent value and a good introduction to Japanese whisky.
Nikka Yoichi 70cl
This is the peated malt in the Nikka stable from the Yoichi distillery located on the coast of Hokkaido, the northern most Island of Japan. It is made from various ages to achieve a complex fruity malt with balanced smoke and floral aromas.
Hatozaki Pure Malt Whisky 46% 70cl
This Pure Malt is named after the Hatozaki Lighthouse, the oldest stone built lighthouse in Japan that resides near to the Kaikyo Distillery in the Akashi port since 1620.
A very easy drinking Japanese Whisky. A very light straw colour is present in t...
Suntory Yamazaki 12 years old 43% 70cl
Japans premiere single malt with a delicate and elegant taste that makes it a superbly drinkable whisky with layers of complex aromas. It continues to capture the hearts of whisky lovers the world over.
Tasting Notes Sweet vanilla and f...
The Matsui Mizunara Cask Kurayoshi Distillery 70cl
The Matsui Mizunara cask has been produced by Kurayoshi distillery which is situated in the heart of the Japanese nature, close to mount Daisen and its fresh, soft spring water. Located in Tottori, Japan.
Aged in Japanese oak known as Miz