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Suntory Yamazaki 2016 Limited Edition (700ml / 43%)

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Suntory Yamazaki 2016 Limited Edition (700ml / 43%)

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Suntory Yamazaki 2016 Limited Edition (700ml / 43%)


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700ml / 43% ABV

The Yamazaki distillery is Japan's oldest commercial whisky distillery. It was opened by Shinjiro Torii, the founder of Suntory, in 1923 in Yamazaki on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital.

The location was chosen because of the excellent water supply in the area. The climate is also diverse with relatively cold winters and hot, humid summers, which makes it suitable for the production and maturation of whisky. The distillery is located near a notable Shinto shrine called Minase. Historically, a famous tea master based his operation in the vicinity as the water was thought to be of outstanding quality.

Beginning in 2014, Suntory has released a new limited annual edition of the famous Yamazaki single malt.

In keeping with previous Limited Edition releases, Yamazaki Limited Edition 2016 is a blending of young single malts aged in American oak casks, Bourbon barrels, with single malts aged over 20 years in European oak barrels, Sherry and Port Wine casks.

Created by Shinji Fukuyo, Suntory's Chief Blender, this whisky is bottled in a collector bottle which proudly displaying Yamazaki in gold letters and the rows casks of the distillery cellar.

Tasting Notes (Suntory Website)

Nose: Sweet, ripe, delicious strawberries, custard cream and a lingering hint of cocoa.

Palate: Oily, yet smooth and sweet with the underlying flavours of ripe persimmon and mandarin.

Finish: Very clean and woody with a lingering spiciness.

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