Amahagan Edition Yamazakura Wood…


Amahagan Edition Yamazakura Wood Finish (700ml)



The name AMAHAGAN is derived from NAGAHAMA spelt backwards! Clever isn’t it!

The smallest craft distillery in Japan making headways on the world award stage. Nagahama distillery in the northern part of Lake Biwa in Shiga Prefecture. Japan’s smallest class distillery that only started operation in November 2016. These craft whiskies are made in this small distillery famously known in the region for its unique shape alembic pot stills, that makes you feel the very origin of artisan whisky making. The newmake spirit from these unique pot stills have a rich, floral and malty character. The Amahagan ‘Blended World Malt’ series are unashamedly world malt blends, due to the shortage of local malt in Japan, however the blending, finishing and more all takes place at Nagahama Distillery. The whiskies are filtered using the purest of water in Japan and finished in the finest oak from many forms. Made in the whisky style we have all come to love and enjoy from Japan, these malts have been awarded highly recently at the world whisky awards 2020, and are likely to sell out year upon year due to small batch hand crafted whiskies, luckily JQWS has continuity of supply as a major partner with Nagahama Distillery… for now.

Nagahama Distillery Master Blender is Takashi Kiyoi. This master blender and small team of three are definitely honing their craft of creating unique blends, whilst playing with wood infusions of great flavoursome rich oaks at its best. A total of only 9 ranges are released from this small and unique craft distillery. Amahagan range consist of 4 unique lines, infused different oak finishes, that are blended world 100% malts sourced from Japan, as well as imported world regions. The Whiskies are 47% ABV, 700ml and craft blended and finished in Japan for a minimum of three years.

Amahagan Edition Wild Cherry Blossom. Yamazakura” native to Japan. “Edition Yamazakura” is characterized by a pleasant fragrance reminiscent of a fragrant tree wearing “Japanese” and a gentle finish.The appearance is reddish amber. While retaining the malty sweetness of Nagahama malt, it has a sweet, gentle and beautiful scent with a product derived from wild cherry blossoms. “Wa” flavor reminiscent of sakura mochi and plum. Gentle orange peel and black honey peculiar to the Amahagan series, and a gorgeous and elegant sweetness that spreads in the mouth. Aftertaste comes with a pleasant astringency like black tea. Incredibly interesting and complex. This one brings the essence of “Yamazakura” – Yama meaning mountains and Sakura referring to Cherry Blossom trees – to the bottle. Refreshing aromas of wild cherry blossom combine with hints of incense, orange peel and black honey to create a fantastic overall drinking experience.


Silver 93pts – The International Wine & Spirit Competition 2022

Category Winner-Best International Blended Malt – The World Whisky Awards 2022

Bronze Medal – Melbourne International Spirits Competition 2021

Tasting notes: Long. Refreshing and comfortable astringency finish like tea.

700mL, ABV 47%

140 in stock

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 40 cm


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