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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