【New Item】YUZA 2023

Thank you very much for your continued patronage of Azabu Juban BAR Shinkai.

Today we are pleased to announce the arrival of YUZA 2023, newly released from the Yusa distillery in Yamagata Prefecture.

The First and Second editions released last year were cask strength, but, this year’s edition is bottled at 51% alcohol by volume, with the addition of water to make it easier to drink straight.

Although the limited number of bottles has not been announced, it is expected that the number of bottles sold will be higher than for the First and Second editions, due to the fact that the bottling is adjusted for added water.

1,YUZA 2023


Clean, sweet & fruity.

「YUZA 2023」 is a single malt Japanese whisky that can be considered the ‘origin’ of the YUZA distillery’s house style.

The original spirit is carefully selected from those matured in bourbon casks and has a clean, fruity taste with a sweet, vanilla-like flavour.

Enjoy it as the “standard” of the Yusa distillery.

Aroma and flavour characteristics:「Clean, sweet & fruity
Vanilla, honey and fruity-sweet aroma.
Fine, clean sake quality, smooth, refined and balanced.

Tasting Notes

FlavorFresh, sweet aroma of pears and apples with a biscuity flavour
TasteSmooth on the tongue, vanilla sweetness, fresh apple sweetness and some acidity
AftertasteGentle, long finish with fresh, sweet but also malty flavours.

Product Specifications

Alcohol content51%
Liquor categoriesSingle malt Japanese whisky
Cask typeBourbon Casks
Volume and quantity700ml
No. of products soldLimited edition
MSRP13,750 yen (tax included)
Date of release24 May 2023.

Offer price

At the BAR Shinkai, one glass costs 45ml:4,290yen, 30ml:2,860yen, 15ml:1,430yen

For more information on 「YUZA 2023」see this article.

For a full list of BARShinkai’s whisky menu, click here.