Whisky distilling in Japan starts with Shinjiro Torii who made Japans first whisky at the Yamazaki distillery in 1923. In the autumn of the following year he put the new-made, pot-still whisky into casks. The first cask to be stored in the Yamazaki warehouse was made from Spanish sherry oak barrels. From this small beginning Shinjiro Torii built the foundations for the high quality Suntory whiskies of today.
The sherry cask that has matured this Yamazaki whisky was made from Spanish oak, in Spain, to Suntorys exacting specifications. The casks are filled with Oloroso sherry and seasoned over three years as the sherry
matures. Subsequently, when used for ageing whisky, the tannins and other polyphenols contained in the oak imbue the spirit with a darker reddish hue than is found with commonly-used American white oak casks.
The traditional sherry cask is thus the cradle in which all Yamazaki single malt whiskies are nurtured. We invite you to sit back and enjoy its rich, fruity aromas and the excellent balance of sweet and sour flavours, all
courtesy of carefully-selected Spanish oak.