Suntory is celebrating its 100th anniversary and is therefore releasing this exclusive special bottling. The Yamazaki 12 Years Old - 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky is matured in American, Spanish and Japanese oak casks. This whisky is fruity and complex with a beautiful oak note and a long finish.
The design of the limited edition for the 100th anniversary of Yamazaki 12 Years is a tribute to Yamazaki, the birthplace of Japanese whisky. The illustration on the bottle shows the distillery in deep copper tones from a low angle looking upwards. This perspective is a reminder to always stay grounded, never forget the past and honor the dream of founder Shinjiro Torii: Namely, to produce excellent whisky blessed with the riches of Japanese nature and craftsmanship.
The Yamazaki 12 Years Old - 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Whisky impresses with its full body, exciting complexity and fruity nuances. The finish is long with a beautiful oak spice from the casks.
Aroma: Fruity pineapple and peach. Notes of vanilla, honey and oak.
Taste: Spicy with malt, coconut, caramel and cranberry.
Finish: Long, creamy finish with sweet fruit and ginger.
Net quantity: 700 ml
Alcohol: 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.