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The Yamazaki Distillery produces an unparalleled variety of undiluted spiritsin the fermentation, distillation, and aging processes. Particularly in the maturing process, barrels of various types, materials and sizes play an important role in the characterization of the original sake.

In order to fully enjoy the characteristics of these different types of raw materials, we use the following methods The five types of single malt whiskey “Yamazaki” 2020 EDITION. The climate and craftsmanship of Yamazaki have nurtured We hope you will enjoy the unique flavors of each.


The Bottle

Strong, complex aroma from heavily peat-burned and dried malt. Complex flavor

Among the various types of raw materials that make up the flavor of Yamazaki single malt whiskey, only a small amount of smoky raw material adds depth and complexity to the flavor. It is made from peated malt, which is malted barley that has been dried by burning more peat.

“In the Peated Malt 2020 Edition, we have carefully selected and blended only this smoky malt*. We hope you enjoy the powerful and complex flavors.

*Raw spirit aged in American oak barrels and hogsheads




Aroma Smoky, peachy
Taste Softness, pineapple, smoked
Aftertaste A fragrant, peaty aftertaste lingers.



Alcohol content 48% alcohol by volume
Alcohol category Single malt whisky
Barrel type

American oak barrels, hogsheads

Contents 700ml
Number of bottles sold

Limited quantity (quantity not disclosed)
This product is sold in limited quantities, mainly to restaurants.

Suggested retail price 12,100 yen (tax included)
Release date November 4, 2020




Our Take

Compared to Scotch whisky, Suntory’s smoky whisky is characterized by a moist and soft sweetness. This whiskey has been created by carefully selecting the best of the smoky raw materials, so that everyone can enjoy the characteristics of the whiskey.
Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo (from the manufacturer’s website)

The aroma of peat is more gorgeous and soft than I imagined.
In the mouth, there is a strong smoky aroma, but it is soft and recommended as an introduction to peated whisky.

We also have Puncheon, Bordeaux Wine Cask, and Spanish Oak available at our store, so please compare them.

How about relaxing and relieving your stress while feeling the difference of each personality and the depth of whisky?

We hope you will enjoy it at BAR SHINKAI.



(All Images Courtesy of JPWhisky.net)


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