A very interesting Japanese blended whisky. This whisky has a rather romantic name, a portmanteau of the words Yama and Sakura. Yama means mountain in Japanese, whilst Sakura is Japanese for cherry tree, so the title of this dram conjures up a peaceful scene of the Japanese landscape, shown on the bottle’s label.
The whisky is not distilled by Sasanokawa, but is a blend of four different malt whiskies, and a little grain to bind them together.
Nose: Orange blossom and subtle notes of earthy oak.
Palate: Fresh orchard fruit, salted-caramel-coated biscuit, greengages.
Finish: Medium length, rich in vanilla.
Distillery: Sasanokawa Shuzo
Alcohol by volume: 40%