Yamazaki Puncheon 2013
70cl / 48% abv
This Japanese Single Malt is a limited release from the Yamazaki distillery in Shimamoto, Osaka. Having been matured in a 480 litre puncheon, which is much larger than a traditional hogshead, the liquid matures at a slower pace, gently acquiring its flavour from the wood.
Nose: fresh and fruity with oak influences.
Palate: bright and fruity again, with sweet vanilla and coconut notes.
Finish: medium length and sweet.