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Suntory Gift Pack Yamazaki 12 Year Old and Hibiki / 2 x 18cl

Lot: 5074441B

Suntory Gift Pack Yamazaki 12 Year Old and Hibiki / 2 x 18cl

Winning Bid: £450
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Lot:
Distillery: 
Yamazaki
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
43%
Bottle Size: 
2 x 18cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Suntory Gift Pack Yamazaki 12 Year Old and Hibiki / 2 x 18cl

A gift pack containing two 18cl bottles:

Yamazaki 12 Year Old and Hibiki

Suntory are one of the founding fathers of Japanese whisky, established by Shinjirō Torii in 1899 as a wine store in Osaka. The venture was hugely successful, and the company was renamed Kotobukiya in 1921, which built its first distillery three years later, Yamazaki. The distillery produced both malt and grain whiskies which the company blended together, releasing its first Suntory White Label in 1929, the resulting popularity of which saw the firm renamed after it 1963. Expansion in the next decade saw the company move its grain production to a new Chita distillery in 1972, and open a second malt distillery, Hakushu, the following year. Suntory today has a large stake in both the bourbon and Scotch whisky industry, but remains at the forefront of its native whisky market too.

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.

 

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