The House of Suntory Whisky is proud to introduce Yamazaki® Sherry Cask 2016
In 2014 Jim Murray pronounced The Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 the best whisky of the year, as a result, all Japanese whisky sales surged and now Yamazaki is back with their new product, Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 vintage.
Chief Blender Shinji Fukuyo then added some additional, older sherry-casked stock, some of which were more than 25 years old. So basically, if you liked Sherry Cask 2013, the idea is that you’ll love 2016.
Yamazaki Tasting Notes
The Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 leverages the same lot of whiskies as was used for the Yamazaki Sherry cask 2013 for its base. These whiskies have matured for two more years. To this blend, Fukuoy adds various rare sherry cask single malt whiskies, some of which are more than 25 years old, creating a whisky that has a deep richness, mellowness and complexity of flavors.
Color: Dark brown, a rich and decadent natural “Sherry” color
Nose: Raisin, sun-dried tomato, clove, cocoa
Taste: Deep, rich, sweet and sour, chocolate with hazelnuts
Finish: Long, bittersweet, sour
Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 – Shinji Fukuyo, who is the Chief Blender, is an artist and his blends are meticulously chosen from more than 100 malt whiskies. Each taste is a color and aroma, specifically curated for the occasion.
92 proof. 5000 bottles produced. The MSRP is $300, but $2000 is about the best you’ll find at retail. I’ve seen up to $3000 so far. Good luck, gents
Established in 1899 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Suntory Whisky has been renowned for its House of Master Blenders and for their Art of Blending.
The Founding Father of Japanese whisky, Shinjiro Torii, built Japan’s first malt whisky distillery in Yamazaki, near Kyoto—a region known for the purity of its water, where the traditional Japanese tea ceremony was born.
With three distilleries and a great diversity in whisky making (different still shapes, five types of cask, and three varieties of wood), Suntory produces more than 100 malt and grain whiskies which amounts to the whole of Scotland’s production.
With respect to heritage and a commitment to innovation, third generation master blender Shingo Torii, and grandson of Shinjiro, now leads this most highly awarded House of Japanese Whisky. Today the House of Suntory Whisky has been named four-time Distiller of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge in London, UK (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014).
Pair Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Edition With a Fine Cigar
Cigar Pairing: Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016 Edition – Cigar Aficionado After an enthusiastically hailed debut of the Yamazaki Sherry Cask of 2013, which raised the stature of Japanese whisky worldwide, the House of Suntory is following up with the 2016 version, which is sure to garner similar notice. The new single malt …