The Suntory Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve Single Malt Whisky is a fantastic Japanese single malt whisky. It comes from Yamazaki Distillery, Suntory's oldest distillery, located near Osaka. This whisky is extremely complex and multi-faceted. It matures in former Bordeaux wine casks made of French oak, sherry casks made of Japanese oak as well as in casks made of American oak .
The Suntory Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve impresses with its amber colour and its unique taste. At first, the nose reveals a hint of strawberries, before a nuance of berries and ripe peaches follow . The stimulating finish with vanilla and oak is long-lasting. The Distiller's Reserve is NAS version (No Age Statement) of the Yamazaki. Whisky.
Net quantity: 700 ml
Alk.: 43% vol.
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.