Whisky production in Japan began commercially in 1923 when the Suntory brand was established by Shinjiro Torii, with the founding of Yamazaki. It was believed that Japanese distilleries initially aimed to follow on the style from the Scott’s, now Japanese distillers have developed their own unique style producing whisky that is becoming extremely popular. The character of whisky from Japan can be sweet, fruity and somewhat floral, but we wouldn't want to be stereotypical as some of their whiskey can be heavily peated such as some of Hakushu's releases.
A single cask Japanese whisky from the acclaimed Karuizawa distillery, distilled in 1984 and left to mature for 30 years in a single sherry cask (#5347). It was released exclusively for The Whisky Show 2014.