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Yamazaki 55YO*

Yamazaki 55YO*

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Currently the most expensive bottle in the world and we've been offered one.

"Introducing Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 55 Years Old.
The oldest single malt whisky in the history of the House of Suntory.
Bottled in 2020.

CRAFTED BY TIME.
In its much anticipated first release of the Yamazaki 55, the House of  Suntory pays tribute to the passage of time. It was in Showa 38 (1963)  that Kotobukiya was renamed Suntory after Keizo Saji succeeded  his father, founder Shinjiro Torii as the House?s Second Generation  Master Blender. Keizo was charged to bring his father?s dream to life,  creating not only the quality liquid gold but a quintessentially Japanese  experience and lifestyle that rooted Suntory Whisky as the people?s  choice.

Today, the House of Suntory is not only regarded as one of the most  awarded distillers but as a House that has consistently introduced  Japanese Whisky as a cultural experience to the world.

TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF SHINJIRO TORII,  YAMAZAKI 55 REACHES OUT ACROSS TIME.
A spiritual blend highlighting the Mizunara cask whisky distilled in  1960 under the supervision of founder Shinjiro Torii and the White  Oak cask whisky distilled in 1964. Each matured, amber drop reveals  a complex and mystical Yamazaki-ness the world has yet to discover.

Yamazaki 55 is the House of Suntory?s tribute to the passage of time.


THE HOUSE OF SUNTORY?S ART OF AGING
In the world of whisky, we are often led to believe that age is the defining criteria of quality. That the more aged the whisky, the more precious it is. The House of Suntory has consistently challenged this convention because like anything else, the truth is not so simple. Fifth Generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo demonstrated this belief with the launch of Yamazaki Distiller?s  Reserve in 2014 that changed perception of no age statements,  highlighting the young bloomers ? the fruity and exuberant malt  whiskies as ? young talents ?, receiving worldly acclaim.

The House of Suntory has always believed that like people, each  malt whisky has its own narrative. Each whisky celebrating its own  peak regardless of age.

There are both young and late bloomers.
With the Yamazaki 55, Fukuyo faced an ironic  challenge confronting the complexity of working  with rare old whiskies. When he acknowledged  imperfections in the casks of 1964, the challenge was  to enhance the potential of these late bloomers, to unveil a Yamazaki-ness not known before.

Fukuyo worked closely at hand with Shingo Torii, Third Generation  Master Blender, to find the right creative alchemy and master the  signature art of blending to properly reveal the particular depth,  complexity and wisdom that is Yamazaki 55. What Fukuyo respected  throughout this process was a combination of the passage of time and  what the Japanese refer to as Wabisabi ? the imperfections that make  up perfection.

?? Very old Scotch Whiskies gave me this impression  of them being perfect Greek sculptures with  beautiful toned beauty. Instantly impressive as a piece of art. But the Yamazaki 55 is more like  an old Buddhist statue. Calm and mysterious.  It takes time to take in its inner beauty with the smell of Japanese incense and stripped old wood,  like the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara. ??

TASTING NOTES
COLOR
Deep amber distinctive of Mizunara casks.

NOSE
A robust aroma redolent of sandal wood.  A sweet, mature bouquet like well-ripened fruit.

PALATE
A soft, smooth first sip that blossoms in the mouth with flavor.
A mixture of sweet and slightly bitter, followed by a woody note
from the Mizunara cask.

FINISH
Slightly bitter, a fragrance like scented wood and a hint of smokiness.
A sweet, rich, lingering finish.

More info available here - https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/yamazaki-55

Please email before purchase to confirm availability and delivery times - info@whiskyandmore.co.nz

- +
Free delivery over $200
Rated #1 in NZ
Low price guarantee
Exclusive deals

Please email before purchase to confirm availability and delivery times - info@whiskyandmore.co.nz

Currently the most expensive bottle in the world and we've been offered one.

"Introducing Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki 55 Years Old.
The oldest single malt whisky in the history of the House of Suntory.
Bottled in 2020.

CRAFTED BY TIME.
In its much anticipated first release of the Yamazaki 55, the House of  Suntory pays tribute to the passage of time. It was in Showa 38 (1963)  that Kotobukiya was renamed Suntory after Keizo Saji succeeded  his father, founder Shinjiro Torii as the House?s Second Generation  Master Blender. Keizo was charged to bring his father?s dream to life,  creating not only the quality liquid gold but a quintessentially Japanese  experience and lifestyle that rooted Suntory Whisky as the people?s  choice.

Today, the House of Suntory is not only regarded as one of the most  awarded distillers but as a House that has consistently introduced  Japanese Whisky as a cultural experience to the world.

TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF SHINJIRO TORII,  YAMAZAKI 55 REACHES OUT ACROSS TIME.
A spiritual blend highlighting the Mizunara cask whisky distilled in  1960 under the supervision of founder Shinjiro Torii and the White  Oak cask whisky distilled in 1964. Each matured, amber drop reveals  a complex and mystical Yamazaki-ness the world has yet to discover.

Yamazaki 55 is the House of Suntory?s tribute to the passage of time.


THE HOUSE OF SUNTORY?S ART OF AGING
In the world of whisky, we are often led to believe that age is the defining criteria of quality. That the more aged the whisky, the more precious it is. The House of Suntory has consistently challenged this convention because like anything else, the truth is not so simple. Fifth Generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo demonstrated this belief with the launch of Yamazaki Distiller?s  Reserve in 2014 that changed perception of no age statements,  highlighting the young bloomers ? the fruity and exuberant malt  whiskies as ? young talents ?, receiving worldly acclaim.

The House of Suntory has always believed that like people, each  malt whisky has its own narrative. Each whisky celebrating its own  peak regardless of age.

There are both young and late bloomers.
With the Yamazaki 55, Fukuyo faced an ironic  challenge confronting the complexity of working  with rare old whiskies. When he acknowledged  imperfections in the casks of 1964, the challenge was  to enhance the potential of these late bloomers, to unveil a Yamazaki-ness not known before.

Fukuyo worked closely at hand with Shingo Torii, Third Generation  Master Blender, to find the right creative alchemy and master the  signature art of blending to properly reveal the particular depth,  complexity and wisdom that is Yamazaki 55. What Fukuyo respected  throughout this process was a combination of the passage of time and  what the Japanese refer to as Wabisabi ? the imperfections that make  up perfection.

?? Very old Scotch Whiskies gave me this impression  of them being perfect Greek sculptures with  beautiful toned beauty. Instantly impressive as a piece of art. But the Yamazaki 55 is more like  an old Buddhist statue. Calm and mysterious.  It takes time to take in its inner beauty with the smell of Japanese incense and stripped old wood,  like the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara. ??

TASTING NOTES
COLOR
Deep amber distinctive of Mizunara casks.

NOSE
A robust aroma redolent of sandal wood.  A sweet, mature bouquet like well-ripened fruit.

PALATE
A soft, smooth first sip that blossoms in the mouth with flavor.
A mixture of sweet and slightly bitter, followed by a woody note
from the Mizunara cask.

FINISH
Slightly bitter, a fragrance like scented wood and a hint of smokiness.
A sweet, rich, lingering finish.

More info available here - https://whisky.suntory.com/en/global/yamazaki-55

Please email before purchase to confirm availability and delivery times - info@whiskyandmore.co.nz

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Jim Lahey
10/10

I didn't think I was gonna be able to afford this whiskey but I saw it had free delivery and couldn't say no. Cheers bobanders

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Harry Oswell
A tad overpriced?

I had this whiskey for my parents 50th anniversary, honestly I couldn't tell the difference from a $50 Jim Beam.
It was rather weak and sad, my parents were not impressed, even less so when I told them the price...

Won't buy again, probably settle on a Jim Beam for 60th anniversary.

Thanks

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Andrew
I'm sure it was great

I woke up this morning with a crippling hangover and an empty bottle, so i can't remember what it tasted like, but i'm sure it was fantastic. I do have a vague memory of it tasting really good mixed with l&p and a splash of tomato sauce though.

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Sir stefano the third of rohan
mid

This drink costs a lot of money, like a million and a half dollars! It smells really nice, like fancy wood and sweet vanilla. When you taste it, it feels smooth and yummy in your mouth. It tastes like yummy caramel and a little bit like old leather. After you drink it, you feel warm inside. It's a special drink for people who really like fancy things and want to feel extra special when they drink it my mommy bought me this drink for my 8th birthday hell yeah i feel fizzy now

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PixxiSavage
Whiskey Wonderland - A 5-Star Sip for the One Percent

This whiskey isn't just a drink; it's a rollercoaster for your taste buds and a VIP ticket to a flavor fiesta. The 1.5 Million Dollar Dram is like the James Bond of whiskies, arriving in a box so secure, I half-expected it to come with its own secret agent.

The first sip? It's like getting a bear hug from a velvet-clad angel. The flavors throw a party in your mouth - a fancy ball where each taste is a guest dressed in top-notch decadence. You'll question if you've just tasted a sneak peek of paradise.

Now, about the bottle. It's not just a container; it's a work of art. I'm turning mine into a conversation starter, right in the middle of my living room. And trust me, I've never felt more sophisticated telling people I spent a small fortune on a whiskey that tastes like the tears of a mythical creature.

After a glass, I was convinced I could buy a private island or, at the very least, a fleet of golden yachts. It's not just a drink; it's a net worth booster. Sure, I might need to sell an organ for another bottle, but who needs two kidneys when you can have the elixir of eternity in a glass? Here's to a whiskey that costs more than my life - and makes me feel like a million bucks (or in this case, 1.5 million)! Cheers!