Yamazaki 2016 Edition Single Malt Sherry Cask Japanese Whiskey made their way from Japan to the state of Oregon. Not to fret though, one of those elusive bottles sits on our bar reunited with its’ 12 yr. & 18 yr. single malt siblings.
Although whiskey is steeped in millenniums of history, Japan has risen to a well justified place of prominence in the last few decades. The Yamazaki distillery was erected in 1923 with Japan’s first whiskey introduced in 1929. Yamazaki releases its first single malt in 1984 and fast forward to 2013, the Yamazaki 12 yr. single malt becomes the first Japanese whisky to be decorated with the gold medal in the whisky category of the International Spirits Challenge 2003 the most authoritative spirits competition in the world. More accolades and ‘best of’ designations followed to institute Yamazaki whiskeys as highly sought after, cult classic.
Enjoying a Japanese Single Malt Whiskey in a modern American steakhouse in Portland, OR may seem counterintuitive, but trust us it feels so right!