Yamazakura Asaka 2016 Zodiac "Ox" Label Single Malt Single Cask Japanese Whisky


Region: Japan

Distillery: Asaka Distillery (Sasanokawa Shuzo)

Age: 2016 - 2021

ABV: 50%

Size: 700ml

This Japanese Single Cask #17202 Single Malt Whisky has been finished in Sherry Wood  and only 283 bottles were released in February 2021. Nose: Fresh citrus, honey and wet dough, cereal/malty notes along with fresh oak Palate: Sweet honey, fresh green fruits like apple and pear. Finish: Continued notes of vanilla and honey with a hint of dark chocolate and some cinnamon and cloves on the finish.

Adding water enhances the citrus notes, almost like a chardonnay on the nose along with an enjoyable sweetness.