suntory za | 40% ''座''


An old 50ml miniature of Suntory ZA , the first Suntory Japanese Whisky created by chief blender Seiichi Koshimizu. Za has a Japanese style design, and in the middle of the label, the word ”座” , meaning like a smile of a face which brings happy and relaxing moments. “Za” released first time in 1998 and bottled at 40% abv.



Malty and grassy, with flavours of straw and cabbage leaves coming to the fore, salty in the end.


Hints of orange peel and subdued wood spiciness, followed by sawdust and a hint of mint.


Medium length finish, with lot of tannic dryness, but at an agreeable level, finally, slightly bitter.


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