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Yamazaki 1984 Single Cask #WE2007

Lot: 5085582

Yamazaki 1984 Single Cask #WE2007

Winning Bid: £12,500

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Yamazaki
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1984
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
Puncheon
Bottled Strength: 
57%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Yamazaki 1984 Single Cask #WE2007

A stunning circa thirty-four year old single cask Yamazaki, distilled in 1984 and bottled in 2018.

Rumoured to be one of the last releases in the Suntory single cask series.

Suntory’s flagship distillery, Yamazaki distillery 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.

The first spirit ran from the stills in 1924, on 11th November at 11:11am.

Interestingly, not all of Suntory's whisky is matured at the distillery where it was produced. Larger casks such as butts and puncheons are kept at Yamazaki due to its warmer temperatures, whereas the colder climate at Hakushu distillery is better suited to Suntory's smaller casks such as barrels and hogsheads.

The majority of casks however are kept at Suntory's Ohmi Ageing Cellar, a vast warehouse situated forty miles northwest of Yamazaki. In addition to efficiently harnessing climatic conditions, this arrangement also prevents an entire distillery’s stock being lost in the event of a natural disaster – a serious possibility in an earthquake-prone area such as Japan.

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