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Yamazaki 19 Year Old SMWS 119.10

Lot: 6140207
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Yamazaki 19 Year Old SMWS 119.10

Winning Bid: £6,209
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 44 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Yamazaki
Age: 
19 Year Old
Vintage: 
n/a
Region: 
Japan
Bottler: 
SMWS
Cask Type: 
1st Fill Spanish sherry butt
Bottled Strength: 
62.6%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Yamazaki 19 Year Old SMWS 119.10

'I wish it could be Christmas every day'

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was founded in 1983 by a group of friends lead by tax accountant Phillip ‘Pip’ Hills as a private members club. The concept behind the society was to source casks from all over Scotland which would then be bottled and made available exclusively to its members. Perhaps the most famous feature of these bottles are the unique codes. Each distillery is represented by a different number and the following digits indicate that particular release. That same year, the SMWS set up its first location in Leith’s Vault buildings in Edinburgh where it still stands today.

This whisky has been aged for 19 years in a 1st fill Spanish oak Sherry Butt.

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.

One of 465 bottles.

 

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