For some time now, Japanese whisky has been considered one of the most meticulously crafted spirits. That title has been elevated once again with the release of the all-new Yamazaki Mizunara Cask 2017 Edition.

What makes this whisky special is the Mizunara oak that is utilized to age the 18 year-old spirit. This particular wood is difficult to work with because of its permeability and its difficulty to shape and join together. In order to master this method, the trees had to be meticulously selected. Once this process has been mastered and completed, the resulting flavours that are excreted from the Mizunara oak are can be likened to dry fruits, coconut, and orange marmalade. There is also distinctive spiciness of Japanese incense, aloe wood, cinnamon and tartness.

There is also a handcrafted approach taken with the bottle. You’ll notice a handsome mulberry Echizen paper that is produced via a traditional Japanese paper drying method. Another detail to note is the the wooden box that accompanies the bottle is fabricated from the same cask that is used to age this Suntory whisky.

Because of its rarity, it was reported that only 5,000 bottles will be made available worldwide at $1,000 cost.

Let us know if you were able to track one down for your collection!

Learn more about the Suntory Yamazaki Mizunara whisky here.

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