September 13, 2021 Spirits Business 0

Yamazaki 55 to roll out globally

“House of Suntory is preparing to release Yamazaki 55, its oldest whisky to date, in markets around the world.

Suntory first unveiled the 55-year-old whisky in June 2020, launching just 100 bottles into the Japanese market. In August of last year, one of those bottles set a new record for the most expensive Japanese whisky sold at auction, bringing in HK$6.2 million (US$795,000) at Bonhams Hong Kong. Now the whisky maker is embarking on a global release for the coveted expression, which will retail for a cool US$60,000 when it drops later this month.

Yamazaki 55 is a blend of single malts that includes components distilled in 1960 under the eye of Shinjiro Torii, who founded House of Suntory in 1923.The liquid was aged in mizunara casks before being moved to white oak casks in 1964 by Suntory’s second master blender, Keizo Saji. It was bottled in 2020.”

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