Yamazaki Tsukuriwake Selection 2022 Limited Edition

The Essence of Yamazaki

With the introduction of the 2022 Yamazaki Tsukuriwake Selection Limited Edition, we capture the essence 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.

Yamazaki Tsukuriwake LTO bottles on barrels
A bottle and a glass filled with PUNCHEON 2022 from the Yamazaki Tsukuriwake collection
A bottle and a glass filled with PEATED MALT 2022 from the Yamazaki Tsukuriwake collection
A bottle and a glass filled with SPANISH OAK 2022 from the Yamazaki Tsukuriwake collection
A bottle and a glass filled with MIZUNARA 2022 from the Yamazaki Tsukuriwake collection

Explore The Range

The Yamazaki Puncheon Single Malt Whisky is composed 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

The Yamazaki Peated Malt is composed 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

The Yamazaki Spanish Oak Single Malt Whisky is composed 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

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

From 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.

The building of Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

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