Don’t you just love it when the BEST of anything is something that you can’t get your hands on. Similar to the elusive Pappy Van Winkle – The Suntory 25 year old expression is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find.
Yamazaki has been selected as world’s best single malt whisky for two consecutive years. At the World Whiskies Awards 2012 held by Whisky Magazine, a publication for whisky enthusiasts, Suntory Liquors Limited’s Yamazaki 25 Years Old was awarded the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky prize.
Now in its sixth year, the World Whiskies Award, held by Whisky Magazine, is a world-wide whisky contest. Representative whiskies are selected from each of the countries submitting entries, including the UK and Japan, before the final judgment. Final judging takes place in six categories, including Blended Whisky and Single Malt Whisky. Winners in each category are selected based on rigorous blind tasting.
This year, Yamazaki 25 Years Old was selected as world’s best single malt whisky, with judges noting “The skills of distillation and aging have been superbly combined to produce this truly wonderful, amazing whisky. Suntory whisky is consistently excellent, its splendid balance always amazing.” Suntory has won a number of awards at the World Whiskies Awards, with Yamazaki 1984, another Yamazaki whisky, winning the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky last year as well.
Even though you can’t find the 25 year old anywhere, you can get a taste of the 12 year old and 18 year old (still very very hard to find). Try a glass over at Suzy Wong’s – I had a cocktail there with it once.