The name AMAHAGAN is derived from NAGAHAMA spelt backwards. 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. Japans smallest class distillery that only started operation in November 2016. 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 Yamazakura or Cherry Blossom is native to Japan. Edition Yamazakura is characterized the malty sweetness of Nagahama malt, it has a sweet, gentle and beautiful scent with a product derived from wild cherry blossoms.