Grand Yozakura Unveiled: A Fusion of Culture, Flavour and Compassion
On 27 September, Glenfiddich brought together mavericks and change-makers from around Johannesburg in an opulent, Hanami-style celebration as they revealed Grand Yozakura, a limited edition whisky that pays homage to Japanese culture.
The first Single Malt Scotch Whisky finished in rare ex-Awamori casks, and the latest release within the renowned Grand Series, the limited edition Grand Yozakura fusion celebrates the finest flavours from Scotland and, of course, Japan.
Celebrating Nature’s Ephemeral Beauty: Hanami’s Yozakura – A Nighttime Symphony of Culture and Flavours
Hanami is the “cherry blossom festival” where Japan appreciates the temporal beauty of nature through the sakura. A time for renewal and optimism, festival goers will have the best experience after dark, known as the Yozakura or ‘night sakura’. This fleeting moment captures a time when nature is honoured, and this marriage of rare liquids, once gone, will never be replicated, presenting a transient chance to experience a beautiful collision of cultures and flavours.
Sip for a Cause: Grand Yozakura Gala Raises Funds for Glenfiddich Water for Life Initiative
The core purpose of the evening was to raise funds for the Glenfiddich Water for Life Initiative, a passion project of the brand aiming to provide water security to areas which need it most.
Rare, limited edition bottles and a pair of bespoke sneakers by Bertier Customs designed specifically with Grand Yozakura as their inspiration were available for auction. Alongside this, a private tour of the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland, with malt master Brian Kinsman, was also up for raffle, raising a total of R160 000 as a donation to the charity.
A Maverick Toast to Modern Luxury: Grand Yozakura – A Remarkable First in Celebration and Compassion
“In a series of firsts, the Grand Yozakura is the ultimate expression of modern luxury and a true testament to our maverick spirit. Bringing people together for good is at the heart of what we do, and the Hanami celebration was the perfect opportunity to do so.”Radley Connor, Senior Regional Marketing Manager of Glenfiddich SA.
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