The vale of Yamazaki at Tennozan Mountiain on the outskirts of Kyoto was the birthplace of Japanese Whisky. The malt whisky produced at the Yamazaki Distillery, with a tradition dating back to 1923, has slept through a long cycle of Japan's colourful seasons - the brightness of spring, the luxuriant green of summer, the vermillion foliage of autumn, and the white blanket of winter. Pure malt whisky 'Yamazaki' uses only 100% malt whiskies of at least 12 years old. Radiant and noble, it's flavour is full-bodied and mellow, and the distinctive woody taste of mature malt indices a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. The nose is light with summer fruits and a spiciness. The flavour is sweet and spicy with a body, mainly on the top of your toungue and with a long finish.