Suntory’s 55-Year-Old Yamazaki Whisky Will Cost $40,000 A Bottle

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.

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