Between 2014 and 2017, the Yamazaki Limited Edition bottlings were some of the most sought after annual Japanese whisky releases on the market. Limited in numbers and containing some precious, aged Yamazaki liquid inside, they delivered in quality, appearance and collectibility.
It was only once the realities of the perilous whisky shortage took hold that these wonderful expressions were lay by the wayside, making way for a number of less-premium, NAS whiskies such as the Essence of Suntory Volumes 3 and 4 and the recent Yamazaki Cask Finish releases.
Then, in 2021, Suntory revitalized the series with the release of the Yamazaki Limited Edition 2021, bringing back the good times, at long last. This was followed by the hugely popular Yamazaki Limited Edition 2022, and now, Suntory are keeping the ball rolling with the release of the Yamazaki Limited Edition 2022.
This one brings a fruity and spicy flavour profile that works wonders on the nose and palate and keeps you coming back for another dram time and time again. Expect pineapple, orange peels and gentle nutmeg on the nose, before the palate arrives with sweet honey, creamy coconut and subtle hints of blueberry. Then comes the magnificent finish, topping things off in style with notes of vanilla, ginger and gentle smoke. What more could you want?
With the first release highly limited in numbers, stocks aren’t expected to last long, so act now to get your hands on a bottle while you can.