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Tag Archives: Yamazaki Distillery

• Historic Japanese whisky fetches over $32,000

Historic Japanese whisky fetches over $32,000

One of the world’s rarest bottles of Japanese whisky, a 50-year-old Yamazaki single malt, has sold at auction in Hong Kong for more than $32,000 On Friday 15 August, Asia’s largest ever sale of Japanese whisky took place at Bonhams Hong Kong, where the rare Yamazaki bottle fetched HK$257,000 (£19,886). Bottled in 2011, the rare […]

• Beam Suntory distributing whisky brands in U.S. as of July 1

Beam Suntory distributing whisky brands in U.S. as of July 1

In both markets, distribution of brands including Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whisky, Bowmore and Auchentoshan single-malt Scotch whisky, and Midori will transition from current third-party distribution arrangements to the company’s own routes to market. As the company’s brands are already distributed together in Japan, the Beam Suntory portfolio will now be combined in markets […]

• How Japanese Single Malts Surpassed Scotland’s Finest

How Japanese Single Malts Surpassed Scotland’s Finest

My first sip of a great Japanese single-malt whisky was back in 2004, when the 18-year-old Yamazaki was first introduced into the U.S. I found its suave smoothness and elegance as sleek as a new Lexus. It had the familiar spicy, caramel-and-honey notes of a luxury single malt from Scotland but with its own exotic […]

• Single Malt Whiskey From Japan – The Next Big Thing

Single Malt Whiskey From Japan – The Next Big Thing

If you like whiskey, especially single malt Scotch whisky, then you owe it to yourself to try some of the Japanese stuff. When I say it’s the next big thing I mean in terms of trend, not history. Japan has been making whiskey for over a century, and its most famous brand, the Yamazaki, is […]

• Japanese Whiskeys, Translated From the Scottish

Japanese Whiskeys, Translated From the Scottish

ONE of the most expensive cocktails in New York can be found at Ryu, the Japanese-inspired restaurant that opened last spring in the meatpacking district. It’s a Sazerac variation called Shogun’s Grip and it’s ticketed like a four-star entree: $35. Adam Schuman, then the beverage director, had a good excuse for the stiff tariff. Its […]

• World Whiskies Awards 2012

World Whiskies Awards 2012

JAPANESE DISTILLERY – YAMAZAKI – WINS ‘WORLD’S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY’. Japanese whisky continued its dominance of World Whiskies Awards this year; with Suntory scooping one of the top titles and Nikka securing the blended malt title for the fourth year running. For the first time a South African blend, Three Ships, took the title […]

• Suntory release whiskey with 1 million yen (approx 13K) price tag

Suntory release whiskey with 1 million yen (approx 13K) price tag

Japanese distillers Suntory have released a new malt whisky which retails at one million yen (£8,000). The 50 year old Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky will go on sale in high end Japanese stores from 13 December, reports the Japan Times. The whisky has a very limited release, with only 150 bottles produced. When the distiller […]