Yamazaki Puncheon 2013 Single Malt Whisky


Region: Japan

Distillery: Yamazaki

Age: NAS

ABV: 48%

Size: 700 ml

This is a part of the previously released "wood collection" series by Yamazaki between 2009 - 2014 and comprising Bourbon, Mizunara, Sherry and Puncheon. Puncheon casks are larger in size (about 480 litres) than the usual Hogsheads (230 litres) and result in slower maturation and less cask influence over the same period of time. This is the 2013 release from Yamazaki and is a difficult find currently. Beautiful hint of vanilla, grass and some fresh fruits on the nose. Palate is more of tropical fruits, green apples and a bite of cinnamon in the finish.