Yuza Second Edition 2022

Single Malt - 62% - 70 cl

Yuza Second Edition 2022 is a single malt from the young and promising Yuza distillery, founded in 2018 in Yamagata on Japan's seaside.

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Composed of carefully selected single malts from those casked during the Yuza distillery's first distillation season from February to July 2019, this whisky offers a refined, smooth and creamy profile, with a slight hint of peat. It combines richness and depth of flavor with sweetness and fruity sensation.

On the nose, it is powerful, first revealing notes of dried fruit, followed by greedy, juicy aromas of apple, peach and pear. On the palate, its smooth, creamy texture envelops the taste buds, revealing an abundance of orchard fruits accompanied by vanilla sweetness, with a hint of peat that enlivens the tasting experience. The finish is marked by a mellow fruitiness that lingers on the palate.

This Second Edition of the Cask Strength series highlights the autumnal fertility of Yamagata Prefecture, famous for its fruit orchards. In addition to following the concept known as "TLAS" (Tiny, Lovely, Authentic and Supreme), the Yuza distillery benefits from the assets of the surrounding nature, such as spring water from the stream of Mount Chokai, as well as fresh, pure air.

Yuza Second Edition 2022 is an exceptional Japanese whisky that combines traditional know-how, meticulous selection of ingredients and a quest for quality and authenticity. It's an invitation to explore the delicate, complex flavors of Yamagata Prefecture, captured in every drop of this precious whisky.


Details Yuza Second Edition 2022


Single Malt


Kinryu Corporation




Honshu - Yamagata




Cask Strength


70 cl


3 year old



Bottling Date


Type of cask



Small Batch - Limited Edition




Lightly peated


Malted barley


Cardboard case

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The distillery

The distillery Yuza Distillery

Founded in 2017 in the city of Yuza, it's the first and only whisky distillery in Yamagata Prefecture. Based near Mount Chokai, the distillery enjoys a climate where the snow is regularly exposed to sea breezes, creating a favorable combination for an abundant source of cold, pure water obviously crucial in crafting the distillery's whiskies. .

Created by Kinryu Corporation, the distillery inherits the spirit of the nine sake brewers who founded the company. A spirit that is expressed through the concept of TLAS for "Tiny, Lovely, Authentic and Supreme". The distillery is indeed particularly small and pretty but with the ambition to create authentic whiskies of "supreme" quality.

Operational since 2018, the distillery produces only strictly Japanese whiskies, in accordance with the criteria established by the Japan Spirits & Liqueurs Makers Association, and in limited quantities. Their first single malt has been released in 2022 and is already promising with a first award collected at the International Spirit Challenge in San Francisco 2022 (gold medal).

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Japanese whisky

Japanese whisky

Made of whiskies exclusively distilled, aged and bottled in Japan.

Yellow fruits

Yellow fruits

Notes of peach, apricot, apple, pear, plum, ...



Notes of medicinal peat, iodine, earthy, seaweed, ...

Dried fruits

Dried fruits

Notes of Sherry, dried fig, prune, candied fruits, ...