Every year since 2014 Suntory creates a new limited edition of the famous Yamazaki single malt. The 2016 version has just been unveiled and will be available in Japan from 24 May.
As in previous editions, Yamazaki Limited Edition 2016 is a blending of young single malts aged in American oak casks, Bourbon barrels, with single malts aged over 20 years in European oak barrels, Sherry and Port Wine casks.
Created by Shinji Fukuyo, Suntory’s Chief Blender, this whisky is bottled in a collector bottle which proudly displaying Yamazaki in gold letters and the rows of casks in the distillery cellar.
Obviously, no information on the number of bottles available was unveiled by Suntory, but given the current market trend, the stock will be very limited to specialized retailers and bottles sold at a reasonable price of about 10,000 yen will probably be available a few weeks later on resale sites for unreasonable prices.