Yamazaki Mizunara Cask

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 48%

Proof: 96°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Japan Japan

This is a rare example of whisky aged in casks made by Suntory's own coopers from Japan's indigenous Mizunara oak (Quercus mongolica) also known as ‘Japanese Oak’. Mizunara is difficult to make into casks and its loose grain makes it prone to leakage but it is prized due to the flavours it imparts.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 29/09/2012


(bottled 2012, released October 2012) Clear, mid golden.


Potpourri floral, vanilla and spice with delicate green apple skin, fresh pineapple, sandalwood, nutmeg and cloves.


Integrated, smooth but muscular palate with apple and pineapple fruit, Indian spice, sandalwood and a faint fresh celery.


Long lingering vanilla impregnated leathery spiced vegetal woodyness.

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Product Information

Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

More about Yamazaki Mizunara Cask

Produced by: Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
Owned by: Beam Suntory
UK distribution by: Edrington-Beam Suntory
UK trade PR by: Voice PR