Yamazaki Limited Edition 2015
Suntory // Japan
The Limited Edition 2015 is the second release in the annual range, which grows more popular each year. At 43%, this dram comprises of vintages from the Yamazaki distillery, some of which have been aged for up to 20 years. Suntory is always quite secretive about the production and maturation of its Limited Edition bottlings, but it was announced that the whiskies within were aged in an assortment of oak, including sherry, port, European oak, and American oak casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeAmerican oak, ex-bourbon, European oak, ex-port, ex-sherry
"Juicy mango, honey, and strawberries and cream make the nose truly gorgeous. The palate brings a little less than the nose, with notes of sweet malt and tropical fruit. Aspects of both old and new are evident. Smoked chestnuts join a long, satisfying finish."