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World Whisky of the Year 2015

Thursday, 04 February 2016

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Image for illustration purposes only (Credit: Suntory, Yamazaki Whisy Facebook)

 

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 has been awarded “World Whisky of the Year” in the 2015 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible, scoring 97.5 marks out of 100. This is the first time that a Japanese whisky has received the prestigious award in the Whisky Bible’s 11-year history.

 

The winning single malt whisky consists only of sherry casked malts chosen from among the malts that create the flavor of the Yamazaki brand. Jim Murray hails Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 as “near indescribable genius” and praises its “nose of exquisite boldness” and finish of “light, teasing spice”.

 

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 (Image credit: Suntory, Yamazaki Whisky) 

 

 

Suntory’s Yamazaki whiskies are crafted in Japan’s oldest distillery, built in 1923, was created by Suntory’s founder Shinjiro Torii. Nestled on the periphery of Kyoto, the water is reputed to be among the purest and softest in Japan. He was eager to create perfect Japanese Whisky that reflects the nature of Japan and the spirits of Japanese craftsmanship. Shinjiro Torii’s unswerving passion and outstanding craftsmanship have been passed down from generations to generation, who have continued to take Japanese Whisky to new heights.

 

More information on Yamazaki whisky can be found at www.facebook.com/TheYamazaki.

 

 

Source: Suntory

 

Photos: Suntory, Yamazaki WhiskyPosted by Admin in News on 04 Feb 2016

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