Since it began making whisky in Japan in 1923, the Yamazaki distillery has taken exceptional care over the selection of the right casks needed to craft its wide variety of single malt whiskies. A broad range of casks are made by the distillerys own skilled craftsmen. Among them is the Puncheon, a stout, 480-litre cask which nurtures the new-make spirit as it matures over the years. Inside the oak Puncheon the area of whisky per litre that comes
into contact with the wood is small compared with the typical 180-litre Bourbon barrel or 230-litre hogshead. Thus, the natural process proceeds slowly. The unique characteristics of the Puncheon cask make it perfectly
suited to the mist-shrouded Yamazaki region. Our expert coopers fashion the edge grain Northern American white oak using time-honoured techniques. The Puncheon is the essential ingredient that gives Yamazaki single malt whisky its unique balance of sweet flavours and deep rich aromas, loved the world over.
Bottle at 48% ABV, Yamazaki Puncheon single malt whisky is made to be enjoyed neat. We invite you to savour the rich aromas and sweet coconut and vanilla flavour that only a Puncheon cask can deliver.