Suntory launches Yamazaki Mizunara Cask 2017 edition in US
Japanese whisky distillery Suntory has released Yamazaki Mizunara Cask 2017 Edition in the US market for a limited time.
The company explained that its new product has been produced at its Yamazaki whisky distillery, and has been aged in the Japanese Mizunara Oak casks for 18 years.
Suntory's fourth chief blender Shinji Fukuyo said: "I wanted to reveal the whisky's soul that is the Art of Mizunara, a heightened sense and awakened palate engaged through aromas and flavours never known before. Encountering it should be a moment of epiphany."
Suntory added that the Mizunara Oak casks have been specially created by its own craftsmen in order to offer a whisky with distinctive spiciness with Japanese incense, aloe wood, cinnamon and tartness.
Yamazaki Mizunara Cask 2017 Edition offers a taste of condensed sweetness, silky texture, dry fruits, coconut and orange marmalade.
Containing 48% alcohol by volume, Yamazaki Mizunara Cask will be sold in the US at a suggested retail price of $1,000 for a 750ml bottle.
The Japanese firm claims that the bottle label is 100% handcrafted mulberry Echizen paper, and the wooden box enclosing the bottle is made of cask material used in the ageing of Suntory whisky.
Established in 1899 in Tokyo, Suntory offers a wide range of malt and grain whiskies.