Yamazakura Asaka "The First" Japanese Single Malt Whisky


Region: Japan

Distillery: Asaka Distillery (Sasanokawa Shuzo)

Age: About 3 years

ABV: 50%

Size: 700 ml

Launched in December 2019, this is the first release from the Asaka Distillery which is owned by Sasanokawa Shuzo. Established in 2015 with the first distillation in 2016, the Asaka Distillery sits on the site where several casks of Hanyu were temporarily stored by Ichiro Akuto san (with the help of Sasanokawa Shuzo at the start of Ichiro san's famous whisky journey).  Reportedly matured in  first fill bourbon casks, only 1500 bottles were released. Vanilla sweetness and refreshing citrus notes on the nose/palate reflecting the bourbon cask maturation with a long lingering finish showcasing the distillery's new make spirit. While a very collectible bottle, it is a great dram to be shared with "friends and family" indeed.

這款是笹の川酒造旗下安積蒸餾廠的第一版。 於2019年12月推出。 成立於2015年並於2016年進行第一次蒸餾的安積酒廠,這個地方亦是幫助Ichiro Akuto先生臨時存放了羽生酒的地點。 據報導這款威士忌是在波本酒桶中熟成,限量1500瓶。 香草,柑橘味在鼻/口中反映出波本酒桶的影響,並帶有悠長的餘韻,展現出酒廠的新釀造的精神。 雖然這是一個極具收藏價值的酒瓶,但與“朋友和家人”分享的確是一個很棒的威士忌。