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November 12 , 2014

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 award “World Whisky of the Year” in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013※ 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 accolade in the Whisky Bible’s 11-year history.

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

Suntory’s Yamazaki whiskies are crafted in Japan’s oldest distillery. Built in 1923, the Yamazaki Distillery 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.

It is such a great honor for Suntory to see Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013※ awarded “Whisky of the Year” in the 2015 edition of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible.
True to its vision of “Heritage and Innovation”, Suntory will keep enhancing its whisky making techniques and continuously deliver Japanese whiskies that are loved by people all over the world.

※Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 was released last year in Europe only and is sold out.

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