HOUSE OF SUNTORY UNVEIL OLDEST EVER RELEASE
The House of Suntory has released the oldest single malt whisky in its history with the Yamakazi 55..
In its much anticipated first release of the Yamazaki 55, the House of Suntory pays tribute to the passage of time. It was in Showa 38 (1963) that Kotobukiya was renamed Suntory after Keizo Saji succeeded his father, founder Shinjiro Torii as the House’s Second Generation Master Blender. Keizo was charged to bring his father’s dream to life, creating not only the quality liquid gold but a quintessentially Japanese experience and lifestyle that rooted Suntory Whisky as the people’s choice.
Crafted from a blend of precious single malts which features elements distilled in 1960 under the supervision of Suntory’s founder Shinjiro Torii, the release was then aged in Mizunara casks with the help of Suntory’s Second Master Blender Keizo Saji, before being finished in White Oak casks.
Tasting Notes – Yamazaki 55, 46% ABV
Colour: Deep amber distinctive of Mizunara casks. Nose: A robust aroma redolent of sandalwood. A sweet, mature bouquet like well-ripened fruit. Palate: A soft, smooth first sip that blossoms in the mouth with flavour. A mixture of sweet and slightly bitter, followed by a woody note from the Mizunara cask. Finish: Slightly bitter, a fragrance like scented wood and a hint of smokiness. A sweet, rich, lingering finish.
Only 100 bottles, priced at a suggested retail of $60,000 each, will be released.