Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Beam Suntory has announced the launch of the 2016 edition of its Yamazaki Sherry Cask single malt whisky.

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 (48% ABV) 2016 leverages many of the same whiskies that were used in its 2013 bottling, which was named "World Whisky of the Year" in Jim Murray's 2015 Whisky Bible.

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016

In this latest release, Suntory's Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo, has also added various rare sherry cask single malt whiskies, some of which are more than 25 years old, creating a whisky that is said to have a deep richness, mellowness and complexity of flavours.

Over its 92 year history, Suntory has managed numerous sherry casks and sherry malts. Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo, makes a point of visiting the Northern region of Spain himself, and selects only those casks in which the delicate balance of chemistry between the Yamazaki malt and sherry cask can be achieved.

Fukuyo carefully oversees this entire process, from the selection of the casks, to the charring and the aging of the sherry. After three years of aging, the sherry casks are sent back to Suntory's Yamazaki distillery, ready to receive what becomes Yamazaki Sherry Cask whisky.

Limited to 5,000 bottles, Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016, will be available through specialist retailers from February 1st, for a RRP of $300.00

Posted by Steve Rush