International Whisky - Single Malt
Suntory Yamazaki 18yr Single Malt Japanese Whisky
Rating Description99th Percentile
This score falls in the 99th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
Yamazaki 18yr Single Malt Japanese whisky is the older expression from Yamazaki. It is on the older side of the Yamazaki expressions, often considered the best range of age by connoisseurs of single malt whiskey. They suggest looking for flavors of blackberry, strawberry, and dark chocolate. It stands as one of the most consistently decorated spirits in the Proof66 database.
Named Best Other Whisky in the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Named Best Other Whisky in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Named Best Other Whisky in the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Named Best Other Whisky in the 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Suntory was founded in 1899 by Shinjiro Torii beginning with the sale of grape wine. and today carry the tradition of "Yatte Minahare," which they translate as "go for it!" In 2003 they announced a philosophy of corporate citizenship.
Yamazaki distillery was constructed in 1924 and produced its first "genuine" whisky in 1929. It today produces the single malt whiskies for Suntory in the style of single malt scotches.
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