Old & Rare Suntory YamazakiJapanese Whisky
Yamazaki single malt whisky is made from the purest natural ingredients distilled through the art of Japanese craftsmanship in perfect harmony with nature.
From the Yamazaki website:
The whiskies are handcrafted at Japan’s oldest distillery, built by Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii in 1923. The distillery is situated in the Vale of Yamazaki, an area of dense bamboo grooves at the foot of Mt. Tennozan on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital and stronghold of traditional Japanese culture - an ideal environment for whisky production where the same exceptionally pure waters used in Japan’s most esteemed tea ceremonies are used to produce YAMAZAKI whiskies.
“The aroma of the full-bodied YAMAZAKI 18-Year, for example, has notes of prune, toffee, marmalade jam, mandarin orange, honey and strawberry, and tastes of sherry, butter cream and spice. The YAMAZAKI 12-Year shows a superb balance of three oak barrel types (American, Spanish and Japanese) that is only realized in Japan. Its round and mellow flavor has a pleasant woodiness with notes of cherry, vanilla cream, and prune.” said noted whiskey expert Lincoln Henderson.
The complex aromas and flavors of Suntory YAMAZAKI can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. To appreciate its rich, fruity aroma, Suntory recommends enjoying YAMAZAKI straight. On the rocks is an excellent way to appreciate its smoothness and flavor. Mixing Suntory YAMAZAKI with water and ice, a popular method in Japan, makes for a smooth, light drink ideally suited to drinking with meals and goes especially well with sushi and other Japanese dishes.
Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii introduced whisky to the Japanese market in 1929. Now recognized as the father of Japanese whisky, Torii set out to create a distilled beverage that would appeal to the Japanese palate as well as whisky connoisseurs around the world. Today, Japan is the world’s third largest whisky market and Suntory YAMAZAKI is not only the most popular single malt whisky in Japan, it is also enjoyed in over 25 countries and was ranked the world’s ninth bestselling single malt whisky in terms of cases sold in 2002.
Character and Style of Old & Rare Suntory Yamazaki