Yamazaki 55 Years Old

The Yamazaki 55 Years Old

Following on from the first release in Japan in celebration of the Tokyo Olympics, the massively restricted quantities (100 bottles) of Suntory's oldest Yamazaki 55 Years Old whisky is now available globally. After releasing 100 bottles last year in Japan through a lottery system, Suntory has expanded on the release by now offering a limited batch of its magnum opus to the rest of the world. This global release of Yamazaki 55 Years Old is a tribute to the 1960s, a period when the reins of distillation were passed from father to son and the name Suntory was first introduced to the world.

Yamazaki 55 is a blend.

A blend of precious single malts.

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. It was bottled at 46% ABV. Yamazaki 55 is presented in a crystal bottle with the word “Yamazaki” carefully engraved in calligraphy using the technique of sandblasting and featuring real gold dust and lacquer on the age marking. The bottle’s opening is wrapped in handmade Echizen washi paper and bound with a Kyo-kumihimo plaited cord, a traditional craft from Kyoto. Each bottle is delivered in a bespoke box made from native Japanese Mizunara wood and coated with Suruga lacquer.

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

From Showa to Reiwa
The Art of Time.