Suntory, The Yamazaki, 12-Year-Old, 100th Anniversary, Single Malt Whisky, Japan (43%)

Suntory, The Yamazaki, 12-Year-Old, 100th Anniversary, Single Malt Whisky, Japan (43%)

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Suntory, The Yamazaki, 12-Year-Old, 100th Anniversary, Single Malt Whisky, Japan (43%)

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Due to limited stocks, this spirit has been restricted to two bottles per person.

Yamazaki Distillery was founded in 1923 and has become the iconic Japanese single malt whisky. Indeed, placing it in the top echelon of renowned whisky distilleries would be more than fair. This 12-year-old limited edition Anniversary Release bottling continues to set the standard that others judge themselves against.

This is impeccable from every angle, with sweet nuttiness, complex spice, excellent length and a variety of fruit notes, from orchard to stewed and dried apples. As usual for Yamazaki, part of the maturation is in the fabled Mizunara oak, giving heady top notes to the gloriously coherent whole. There should be a bottle of Yamazaki in the cabinet of every whisky lover, why not make it their limited release Anniversary Edition!

Rob Whitehead, Spirits Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd (December 2022)

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About this SPIRIT

The House of Suntory

The House of Suntory

Yamazaki was Japan’s first distillery, established in 1923 by Shinjiro Tori. Inspired by traditional Scottish whisky-making, but wanting to create something distinctly Japanese, Tori selected a site on the periphery of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient cultural centre.

Here, a unique, humid climate and high-quality water from Mount Tennozan’s springs come together in the production of very special whiskies: Japan’s oldest, and arguably some of its most well-known. Soft waters and frequent mists create ideal conditions for cask ageing here, as do hot summers and colder winters.

The distillery underwent a significant renovation in the late 1980s, which gave the team the ability to produce a variety of whisky styles, including single malts, for which they have now become famous on the global stage.

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