An absolute rarity on the whiskey market! The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky 25 Years Old is a blend of carefully selected exceedingly rare malt whiskies, all aged over 25 years. The barrels used include Spanish and American oak barrels and Japanese Mizunara barrels, which give this whiskey an exquisite, slightly oriental aroma.
This masterful single malt has a complex flavor profile that initially highlights aromas of dried fruit. A touch of tart and subtle sweetness follows, enveloped by a characteristic and noble bouquet of sandalwood from the Mizunara casks. The finish is deep, long-lasting and complex. Those who want to fathom the reasons for the boom around Japanese whiskey will find what they are looking for in this masterpiece.
The Yamazaki distillery is Japan's first and oldest malt whisky distillery. It was opened in 1923 by Shinjiro Torii, the founder of Suntory. Twenty-five years ago, no one expected the high demand of today. Accordingly, the existing quantities for this bottling are small.
Suntory itself recommends drinking at least the first glass neat to appreciate the full complexity and balance of this masterpiece.
Aroma: dried fruit with subtle sweetness.
Taste: Noble bouquet of sandalwood.
Finish: Deep and persistent.
Net quantity: 700 ml
Alk.: 43% vol
Dispensing only to persons of legal age
Suntory is one of the five largest spirits producers in the world and Japan's largest whisky producer with a market share of 70 percent. The company was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii and is one of the oldest in the distribution of alcoholic beverages. Originally Suntory was a brewery and distillery, but the business areas have been steadily expanded. Today Suntory produces almost everything from coffee and soft drinks to fine wines, alcopops, beer, ice cream and flowers. The company is based in Osaka. In April 2014, Suntory bought out the spirits giant Beam Inc. for 13.6 billion dollars. Since then, the company has been represented in Germany as Beam Suntory. The Suntory Group includes brands such as Laphroaig, Marker's Mark, Canadian Club, Sauza Tequila and the German winery Robert Weil. However, Suntory is known beyond Japan for its excellent whiskies such as Yamazaki and Hibiki. The Yamazaki Single Malt was launched in 1984 and won the gold medal at the International Spirit Competition (ISC) in Great Britain for the first time in 2003. Since then it has been celebrated as the best-selling Japanese Single Malt. Suntory ISC has already received the coveted "Distiller of the Year" award several times in a row. Nowadays, the company can hardly be saved from prizes for its great whiskies. Suntory also became famous through the film "Lost in Translation" by Sofia Coppola with Bill Murray in the leading role. This is where the famous quote "For relaxing times make it Suntory time!" came from, which Bill Murray had to recite in a commercial for Hibiki 17. Many people claim that this was the beginning of the boom after Japanese whisky.