Suntory is set to release a limited edition 55-year-old Yamazaki single malt, soon to become the Japanese whisky distiller’s oldest bottled offering.
Surpassing the 50-year-old limited edition Yamazaki sold in 2005 for ¥1 million JPY, the latest drop is set to triple this already-staggering price tag.
Limited to just 100 bottles, the 55-year-old will be priced at ¥3 million JPY (roughly AU$40,300), with buyers chosen by a lottery system.
The dram was matured in Mizunara and white oak casks, sourced from Japan’s first malt whisky distillery in Osaka. According to Suntory Chief Blender, Shinji Fukuyo, the 55-year-old spirit is sweet and woody, with a mature, fruity aroma, and long aftertaste.