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House of Suntory Launches Yamazaki 55 Whisky

The 9th September 2021 saw the much anticipated global premier of Yamazaki 55. It comes from the House of Suntory, a pioneer in the art of Japanese whisky-making since 1923. Now available in select international markets, the new release of a vintage blend reflects the Yamazaki brand?s harmony with nature; for every newly released bottle, a donation is being made to The White Oak Initiative.

Honouring the legacy of three generations of Master Blenders

The House of Suntory pays homage to the legacy of the founding family of Japanese whisky in Yamazaki 55. It?s the oldest release in its history (Yamazaki is Japan?s number one single malt), and is reminiscent of the Japanese ?Showa? era of the 1960s – a major period of change for the house. A precious blend, this liquor was distilled in 1960, under the supervision of Suntory?s founder Shinjiro Torii. It was then aged in Mizunara casks, followed by White Oak casks. Suntory?s Fifth-Generation Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo worked closely with Third-Generation Master Blender Shingo Torii using their signature blending skills to bring depth, complexity and wisdom to the resulting spirit.
Shinji Fukuyo says:

?Throughout the process of blending Yamazaki 55, I used as inspiration the passage of time and ?Wabi-sabi? ? the Japanese belief that imperfections can help to ultimately contribute to perfection. While I often view other extra-aged whiskies as art, I consider Yamazaki 55 to be more like a Buddhist statue: cal...
Source: theluxuryeditor


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