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The Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016

The last bottling, in 2013, won World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s highly regarded Whisky Bible (2015). The 2016 release largely consists of the 2013 blend with two more years of aging, as well as some other choice malts aged up to 25 years. The blend is married in casks that previously held oloroso sherry for three years, bringing forth distinctive notes of raisins, clove, and chocolate, cut with a slight bitterness. Japanese whiskey is most similar to Scotch whisky, so the easy comparison here would be to malts aged in former sherry casks, like the Macallan. But even at a robust 96 proof, the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 remains elegant and refined.

Sherry Cask 2016 is a challenging dram, revealing different flavors with each sip, from sweet fruit to hints of smoke to tart acidity. But finding a bottle may prove even more challenging. Only 5,000 have been made for the global market.


Soaked ripe raisins, sun-dried tomatoes, cloves, and cocoa


Deep, rich, sweet and sour, mid-weight chocolate with a hine of hazelnuts. Complex and scintillating.


Extremely long and memorable. Bittersweet. There is a deep richness, mellowness and intruiging complexity of flavours that goes forever.

Weight 1.8 kg
Single or Blended



No Age



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