Yamazaki 55: The World’s Oldest Japanese Whisky Launches in Singapore
For whisky connoisseurs, Yamazaki needs no introduction. Created by Japan’s first and oldest single malt distillery, House of Suntory, this prestigious expression is coveted across the globe for its complex taste and well-rounded finish.
Recently, House of Suntory has released the Yamazaki 55, created as a tribute to the Japanese Showa era in the 1960s. It is the world’s oldest Japanese whisky and only 100 bottles are available worldwide—four of which are allocated to Singapore.
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This exquisite spirit features a blend of single malts matured for over 55 years—first in Mizunara casks in 1960 and followed by white oak casks in 1964. This results in the expression’s deep amber hue and an enticing aroma that is redolent of sandalwood and ripe fruits. Taste-wise, this whisky is intense and full of depth, with a bittersweet and woody palate, and a sweet and rich finish.
Each bottle is presented in a crystal bottle with its opening wrapped in handmade Echizen washi paper. The bottle is then bound with a kyo-kumihimi plaited cord and delivered in a native Japanese Mizunara wood box.
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Those who want to sample this one-of-a-kind expression may do so at the exclusive whisky pairing dinner at Odette on December 2. The special menu will be curated by its chef-owner Julien Royer as well as Shinji Kanesaka head chef Takahiro Ishizawa. While the menu hasn’t been confirmed yet, diners will be able to sample the Yamazaki 55 along with a flight of Yamazaki’s best—Yamazaki 12 Year Old, Yamazaki 18 Year Old and Yamazaki 25 Year Old. Book here.