YAMAZAKURA Black Label Whisky. Sasanokawa Shuzo Co. The Yamazakura is a ji-whisky made by Sasanokawa Shuzo Co. Sasanokawa is a small distillery which has been making a Ji-whisky simply named Cherry since 1946. The distillery itself is located in the center of Koriyama city and Fukushima prefecture, with a population of 330.000. For Fukushima prefecture the population of the city is relatively large, and its industry is prosperous.