Bainbridge Yama starts its life as organic Alba and Full Pint organic barley grown in Washington state's Skagit Valley, and after mashing, fermenting and careful distillation in our Bainbridge Island stillhouse, completes its journey aging in small Japanese Mizunara Oak casks from Hokkaido, Japan, where it takes on all of the exotic influences to be found in this ultra-rare wood. Bainbridge Yama Mizunara Cask Single Grain Whiskey is the world's only non-Japanese whiskey to be aged exclusively in virgin Mizunara cooperage.
It delivers bright aromatics of mango, vanilla, toasted sandalwood, tropical flowers, marzipan and star anise. Flavors open on nutmeg and clove, pear and toasty wood notes, settling out to honeyed vanilla and toasted marshmallow. Finish is warm and lingering with fading spice and a pleasant oak grip.
NAMED CRAFT WHISKEY OF THE YEAR by Whisky Advocate, Named AMERICA'S BEST GRAIN WHISKEY by World Whiskies Awards