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

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Vices

Flint and Tinder’s Quilted Waxed Shirt Jacket Is Built for Year-Round Wear

Huckberry’s esteemed house brand makes use of waxed cotton from the pioneers behind it.

Posted By Yoni Yardeni


The 7 Best Minimalist Wallets For EDC [VIDEO]

Streamlined front-pocket wallets built to declutter your daily carry.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Featured Image

GlenDronach Distillery Releases a 50-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch

With a hefty pricetag of $25,000.

Posted By

Jan 19, 2022

Featured Image

Rogue’s Knuckle Buster Cold IPA Uses Cold Fermentation to Deliver a Crisp Beer

An IPA collab with Texas motorcycle shop Revival Cycles.

Posted By

Jan 14, 2022

Featured Image

The 13 Types of Cocktail Glasses You Need for Your Home Bar

A collection of essential glassware to cover your mixological needs.

Posted By

Jan 13, 2022

Featured Image

WhistlePig Launches the First 100% Rye Aged Non-Whiskey for Dry January

The tasty booze-free rye has been aged for six years.

Posted By

Jan 3, 2022