2022 YAMAZAKI LIMITED EDITION
TSUKURIWAKE SELECTION
What Makes Yamazaki, Yamazaki

With the introduction of the 2022 Yamazaki® Limited Edition Tsukuriwake Selection, the House of Suntory unveils the foundational pillars of Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky.

This collection honors Tsukuriwake, which means “artisanship through a diversity of making” and is composed of four Yamazaki single malts - Puncheon, Peated Malt, Spanish Oak and Mizunara, that together make the composition of Yamazaki, the pioneer of Japanese Single Malt.

THE ORIGIN

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The Birthplace of Japanese Whisky

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The Birthplace of Japanese Whisky

From its launch in 1984, Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky was always revered for its complexity and multi-layered nuance. While our innovation is known to occur in maturation and blending, few understand the diversity of the whisky components that it takes to achieve this depth and gravitas.

In 1923, when Shinjiro Torii built Japan’s first malt distillery in Yamazaki, he had no one with whom to exchange and broaden his malt repertoire. Being the Founding House of Japanese Whisky, we had no choice but to build our own.

Today, our Tsukuriwake in Yamazaki uniquely prides itself in multiple strengths of non-peated and peated grain varieties, two types of wash backs, eight pairs with various shapes of pot stills and maturation in four different oak casks (French, Spanish, Japanese and American) with three cask size differences in American Oak. This makes Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky, a Single Malt quite like no other.

EXPLORE THE RANGE

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PUNCHEON 2022 EDITION

The Puncheon is considered as the “heart” of what makes Yamazaki Single Malt, Yamazaki.

The Yamazaki Puncheon Single Malt Whisky is comprised of meticulously selected malts aged exclusively in puncheons crafted from hand-selected American oak. These large casks - approximately 480 liters, allow malt whiskies to mature slowly, imbuing them with a complexity and vibrance. They impart their subtle notes essential to the delicate base of the Yamazaki Single Malt.

TASTING NOTES
  • Color

    Pale gold

  • Nose

    Green apple, mature pear, acacia honey with hint of vanilla

  • Palate

    Clean, velvety and mild, with delicate butterscotch notes

  • Finish

    Oaky woodiness with subtle sweetness

PEATED MALT 2022 EDITION

The Yamazaki Peated Malt is considered a “hidden accent” giving Yamazaki its complexity and lingering finish.

The Yamazaki Peated Malt is comprised of meticulously selected heavily peated malt whiskies that have been masterfully blended to create a Single Malt that is gentle and refined. The peated malt whiskies impart their subtly smoky, earthy notes essential to the complexity of the Yamazaki Single Malt.

TASTING NOTES
  • Color

    Bright gold

  • Nose

    Subtly smoky with green herbal notes

  • Palate

    Gently peated with hints of earthiness, pineapple and citrus notes

  • Finish

    Complex with lingering peatiness

SPANISH OAK 2022 EDITION

The Spanish oak is considered as the depth “enhancer” giving Yamazaki its quintessential multi-layered full flavor with mature fruity notes.

The Yamazaki Spanish Oak Single Malt Whisky is comprised of meticulously selected malt whiskies matured in the highest quality oak casks from Northern Spain. They impart a delicately rich and decadent palate with subtle acidity and fruity aromas essential to the multi-layered flavor profile of the Yamazaki Single Malt.

TASTING NOTES
  • Color

    Rich reddish amber

  • Nose

    Dried raisins and prunes, with hints of sundried tomatoes

  • Palate

    Delicately rich and decadent with subtle acidity

  • Finish

    Buttery with lingering acidity and hint of bitterness

MIZUNARA 2022 EDITION

Mizunara is considered the signature “enhancer” giving Yamazaki its quintessential Japanese character and elegance.

The Yamazaki Mizunara Single Malt Whisky is comprised of meticulously selected long-matured malt whiskies aged in hand-crafted Mizunara (Japanese oak) casks, that impart their enigmatic spicy notes and incense-like flavor of sandalwood and agarwood essential to the Japanese-ness of the Yamazaki Single Malt.

TASTING NOTES
  • Color

    Amber

  • Nose

    Rich and elegant top note, custard cream, cinnamon

  • Palate

    Gentle on the tongue, aromatic and round with spiced sweet notes

  • Finish

    Distinctive deep woody notes reminiscent of Japanese incense

THE STORIES

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