Suntory Is Bringing Back Its Mythic Yamazaki 25 Whisky For $2,000 A Bottle

Aug 2, 2021

Category: Vices

With Japan still scrambling to recover from a dire single malt shortage, it’s pretty rare to see the Island Nation’s distilleries introduce a new expression (much less one with an age statement). In a surprising turn of events, however, Suntory has just announced a reformulated version of its legendary Yamazaki 25 whisky, promising both more depth as well as bolder flavor.

Inspired by the Yamazaki 1984 vintage that took gold at the International Spirits Challenge back in 2010, Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo sought out to create a spirit that was as rich in complexity as it was balanced in taste. As such, he’s combined a mix of rare malt whiskies matured in American, Spanish, and Japanese Mizunara Oak barrels, with each one being aged for over 25 years. Pouring a beautiful amber in color, it’s said to have a spicy, incense-heavy nose, a palate packed full of kaki persimmon, and a lingering finish that rounds things off with some sweet smoky accents. Bottled at 43% ABV and labeled with traditional, handcrafted Japanese Echizen paper, it’s set to retail for $2,000. Better grab one while you can, though, as the secondhand markup is bound to be ludicrous.

Purchase: $2,000

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