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The Essence of Suntory Whisky 2021 Yamazaki Distillery Golden Promise Japanese Single Malt Whisky The Essence of Suntory Whisky 2021 Yamazaki Distillery Golden Promise Japanese Single Malt Whisky

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From volume 5 of the extremely scarce and collectible Essence of Suntory Whisky series; which sees the Yamazaki distillery experiment with barley. This bottle is made entirely of Golden Promise barley; distilled in 2009 and aged for 11 years in American oak casks. Golden Promise barley was the barley of choice for legendary distilleries, such as The Macallan and Karuizawa, due to the uniquely rich and creamy mouthfeel that it imparts on whisky.

 

Yamazaki was built it 1923 under the guidance of Shinjiro Torii, the founding father of Suntory, with the first whisky running off the stills on November 11 1924 at 11.11am. Initially employing Masataka Taketsuru, who had lived in Scotland to learn the art in the preceding years, Yamazaki enjoyed popularity post World War 2 and is now one of the most famous names in Japanese whisky. 

The distillery has eight wash stills and eight spirit stills, with the wash still direct gas fired and the spirit stills indirect steam heated. Two of the spirit stills have worm tub condensers, all the rest have shell-and-tube. An array of sizes and generally descending lyne arms create a range of spirit styles at the distillery, although whiskies used for the single malt releases are often unpeated with tropical fruits.

Whiskies are matured in a variety of American oak ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish ex-sherry casks as well as Japanese Mizunara oak, although it is believed that less than 200 are able to be made each year making these whiskies very rare. They also use wine and umeshu casks in small amounts.

 

 

 

SKU:
4901777368262
Group:
Whisky
Type:
Whisky
Style:
Single Malt
Country:
Japan
Producer:
Yamazaki
Size:
700ml
ABV:
53
Age:
12
Vintage:
2009

Description

From volume 5 of the extremely scarce and collectible Essence of Suntory Whisky series; which sees the Yamazaki distillery experiment with barley. This bottle is made entirely of Golden Promise barley; distilled in 2009 and aged for 11 years in American oak casks. Golden Promise barley was the barley of choice for legendary distilleries, such as The Macallan and Karuizawa, due to the uniquely rich and creamy mouthfeel that it imparts on whisky.

 

Yamazaki was built it 1923 under the guidance of Shinjiro Torii, the founding father of Suntory, with the first whisky running off the stills on November 11 1924 at 11.11am. Initially employing Masataka Taketsuru, who had lived in Scotland to learn the art in the preceding years, Yamazaki enjoyed popularity post World War 2 and is now one of the most famous names in Japanese whisky. 

The distillery has eight wash stills and eight spirit stills, with the wash still direct gas fired and the spirit stills indirect steam heated. Two of the spirit stills have worm tub condensers, all the rest have shell-and-tube. An array of sizes and generally descending lyne arms create a range of spirit styles at the distillery, although whiskies used for the single malt releases are often unpeated with tropical fruits.

Whiskies are matured in a variety of American oak ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish ex-sherry casks as well as Japanese Mizunara oak, although it is believed that less than 200 are able to be made each year making these whiskies very rare. They also use wine and umeshu casks in small amounts.

 

 

 

Key Details

SKU:
4901777368262
Group:
Whisky
Type:
Whisky
Style:
Single Malt
Country:
Japan
Producer:
Yamazaki
Size:
700ml
ABV:
53
Age:
12
Vintage:
2009