Suntory announces a limited 50-bottle edition YAMAZAKI single malt whisky aged more than 50 years and vatted from an extremely rare, slowly aged, mature key malt, meticulously selected from among Suntory’s cache of whisky malts.
Crafted from Japanese malted barley at the Yamazaki distillery more than 50 years ago in the early 1950s, the key malt that forms the base spirit for this whisky was prepared with Yamazaki’s signature water, fermented, and then distilled in first edition Japanese pot stills. This Yamazaki distillery malt was then transferred to a Mizunara cask and left to mature quietly for more than half a century. Aged in Mizunara, the most Japanese of wooden casks, this old spirit with its one-of-a-kind elegant aroma of eaglewood is extremely highly valued. Crafted from key malt vatted in such rare casks, YAMAZAKI Single Malt 50-Year Old Whisky is Japan’s most highly aged liquor.
Lovingly handcrafted, each top-quality crystal bottle features the YAMAZAKI name sandblasted in flowing cursive letters. The mouth of the bottle is wrapped in Japanese washi paper, tied with a gold cord, and placed in a specially crafted oak box.