Yamazaki 12 Year Old Watami Founder's Choice 66cl
A rare Yamazaki 12 year old produced exclusively for Miki Watanabe, the Managing Director of the Watami Chain of Restaurants. This exclusive bottling was only available through the Watami restaurants and izakayas (informal drinking / eating establishments in Japan).
Suntory’s flagship distillery, Yamazaki was founded by Shinjiro Torii in 1923. The town of Yamazaki was chosen to be the site of Japan’s first commercial distillery due to its very ‘Scottish’ climate, and with it being an area where three rivers converge. In its early days, Yamazaki produced both malt and grain for Suntory's blends, but the opening of the Chita distillery in 1972 allowed the company to focus on its single malt brand. It is now one of the world's most desirable. The first spirit ran from the stills in 1924, on 11th November at 11:11am.
Sherry cask matured and bottled at 43% and in a 66cl bottle.