Yamazaki distillery is a Japanese whisky distillery located in Shimamoto, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Opened in 1923, and owned by Suntory, it was Japan’s first commercial whisky distillery. Seven thousand bottles of unblended malt whisky are on display in its “Whisky Library”.
This phenomenal release from Yamazaki, the oldest Japanese single malt bottled to date from the oldest distillery in Japan, is a true collector’s piece.
This 55 year old single malt is a marriage of two casks; a 1960 vintage aged in a Mizunara cask managed by Suntory founder; Shinjiro Torii and a 1964 vintage aged in a white oak cask to represent the year his son, Keizo Saji, succeeded him as second-generation Master Blender.
Shinji Torii aimed to “create a perfect whisky that reflects the nature of Japan and the spirit of Japanese craftsmanship” and true to this mantra, every aspect of this exceptionally coveted bottle has been considered. For example, Whisky flavours do not typically change much after 30 years but to counter this, the barrels were periodically moved to cooler locations so the maturing process slowed, giving the whisky a more nuanced character.
*Please note -Rare Whisky Reseller storage is not available on this item. Payment must be completed within 3 days. Arrangements to have this item collected or shipped must also be made within 3 days of payment received.
We shall use express shipment cause it’s very expensive bottle.