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Yamazaki 50 Year Old 3rd Edition 2011 Release


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Suntory whisky has been nominated as the best whisky in the world, so often that we lost count a long time ago. Of all of Suntory’s products. The Yamazaki is something of a legend, straight from Japan’s oldest distillery, and is a winning blend that continues to be popular.

Here, we present the Yamazaki 50 Year Old 3rd edition 2011 release – a truly rare bottle. It is vatted from Suntory unblended single malt whiskies on 2007 production. This bottle is the culmination of more than half a century of barrel aging. Presented in a special crafted box, this Yamazaki 50 years is exceptional with only 150 bottles ever released!

Whisky OriginJapanese
Single MaltYes
Alcohol Strength57%
Bottle Size70cl
Box ConditionGood
Label ConditionGood
Shoulder LevelGood
Weight 2.3 kg

Yamazaki is Japan’s oldest whisky distillery opened in 1923, it was founded by Shinjiro Torii near Oaska. The location was chosen because of the excellent water supply in the area. This seems to have payed off, today Single Malts from the Yamazaki distillery has the largest share of any single malts whiskies in Japan. The 18 year old Yamazaki Single Malts is thought by many to be the best whisky in the world and has for example won six consecutive double gold medals at the San Francisco Spirits Competitions from 2008 to 2013.

Read more about the Yamazaki distillery here!

Nose: Spiced and intense, with an almost perfume-like delivery of sandalwood, potpourri and incense. Supple sherry and even the vaguest whisper of smoke. The oak grip is good and very deep.
Palate: Incredibly rich – this is an enveloping malt, filled with aromatic wood, dried herbs and a barrage of exotic spices. A touch of manuka honey sweetness, chestnut mushrooms, allspice and even a hint of blossom.
Finish: A very long finish with a predominance of fruit of all kinds, from dried apricot to stewed apples and Madeira wine. A hint of agave nectar sweetness, and a plume of wood smoke.

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