Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Affair with Suntory Yamazaki 25 yo

So after having a string of affairs with Yamazaki, I finally come to a conclusion that Suntory Yamazaki is a very enjoyable affair to have. It has proven itself to be a classy partner, yet seductive and of course worthy of my licks and kisses. It's not often that I get to enjoy some Japanese seduction and when I do, I'll make sure that it's all worth while!

This time, I get a chance to savour a 25-year-old Suntory Yamazaki.

This super premium whisky is carefully vatted from key malts and then aged 25 years in sherrywood. It's incredibly dark colour which is in deep mahogany suggests that this is aged from an outstanding Oloroso cask. (Oloroso means "scented" in Spanish and it is a variety of sherry produced by oxidative aging) The bottle is plastic-screwed capped and the label is made of washi paper (just like the Suntory Hibiki 17 yo).


The aroma is also outstanding with whiffs of sherry, flowery and fruity notes, some hints of bittery flavours and chocolate as well. On the palate, there is a tinge of bitterness brought out by the long-aging process. The finish - oaky and lingering long finish.

I don't have an idea how much this bottle will cost but it's of limited quantities only of approximately 12,000 bottles per year. But the Japanese whisky scene is getting more exciting and I can foresee that this market will continue to grow and more and more people are willing to give it a try.



The very same night, we had the 25 yo Highland Park and then another 30 yo Highland Park had also made it onto the sacrificial list. These bottles, I called them - The Amazing 3.


The whole lick, sip and savour is getting me all excited again. After the 12yo, 18yo and 25yo, perhaps I should dream about the 30 yo and 50 yo Suntory Yamazaki (which I think would definitely be a worthwhile wait).

I envy my friend's collection of whisky. Period.


Previous Japanese whisky reviewed:
Suntory Yamazaki 12 yo
Suntory Yamazaki 18 yo
Suntory Hibiki 17 yo

15 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

eh! same baju as yesterday wor. u post so fast?! LOL

~Thinke®~ said...

Not much a liquor lover (can't drink =p) but would like to try it someday tho after all those things that you've wrote~ =)

Huai Bin said...

I would love to taste this Suntory whisky, it sounds awesome from the way you describe it. ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

u sure r lucky with all these whiskeys..

lately i realise i had a bottle of cognac sitting in the cupboard (found out duty free price is almost rm600)

god it was beautiful drinking good stuff..

Sean said...

wow, a hint of chocolate in the aroma? that sounds interesting.
if i ever order a bottle of whisky, i'll have to remember from your blog how to take a whisky photo shot, heheh! :D

eiling lim said...

C&C: Ooh this is the past week. Not yesterday. lol...

Thinker: Ooh. actually it's good to be a non liquor lover. so healthy.

Huai Bin: Haha... I know you would love this!

Joe: How could you not know that you have a bottle of expensive cognac at home? Too many?

Sean: yeah, can smell some cocoa. Hey, my whisky shot is normal la, with just the whisky bottle or sometimes with a glass in front.

uLi.佑莉 said...

Ooo...your fav again :D

thule a.k.a leo said...

whisky.. coincidentally I had Johnny Walker Green Label (is it 15 or 18 years?) last weekend while attending my friend's wedding... and it further convince me that I am not really a whisky kind of person.. LOL!

eiling lim said...

Uli: Yeah my favourite whisky again!

Thule: I think there's no years stated on a Johnny Walker label but the Green label is nice.. Maybe you're a wine person?

YilingL said...

u shud have taken the HP 30YO bottle home- then we can have full collection edy.. tsk tsk tsk.

mr. pineapple man said...

is this suntory the japanese beverage suntory? if so, thats awesome~ loving the post!

eiling lim said...

Yiling: But dad finished the 25yo already woh!

Mr.Pineapple Man: Yeah it is. This is the Jap suntory that makes the whisky.

Anonymous said...

nice review on the 25yo.

btw they already release the limited edition 50yo in japan and yes it's sold out already only produced 150 bottles retailing for 1million yen (x 0.0166 = 16k per bottle)

Beer Koh said...

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Beer Koh said...

$125 Suntory Yamazaki Whisky 12yr - 6748 3518. 1 Hour Alcohol Delivery Singapore


6748 3518. Red Wine-$12/pc, Wedding Wine-$12/pc, Chivas Regal Whisky 12yr-$58/pc, Absolut Vodka-$40/pc, Jagermeister-$48/pc, Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky 12y-$58/pc, Jack Daniel Burbon Whisky-$58/pc, Gordon Gin-$40/pc, Bomaby Sapphire Gin-$48/pc, Bailey's Irish Cream-$48/pc, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur-$48/pc, Bols Liqueur-$45/pc, Absinthe Liqueur-$135/pc, Bacardi Superior-$40/pc, Bacardi 151-$95/pc, Pimm's No.1 Cup-$65/pc, Sourz Apple-$65/pc, Cointreau Orange Liqueur-$65/pc, Romina Lychee Prosecco-$39/pc, Maylynn Spring Cabernet Sauvignon-$21/pc, Jean Mitchelle Monastrell Shiraz-$40/pc, DOM Perignon Champagne-$225/pc, Krug Champagne-$245/pc, Louis Cristal Roedere Champagne-$338/pc, Moet Chandon Champagne-$85/pc, Mumm Champagne-$85/pc, Veuve Clicquot Champagne-$95/pc, Chivas Regal Whisky 18yr-$125/pc, Suntory Yamazaki Whisky 18yr-$295/pc , Suntory Yamazaki Whisky 12yr-$125/pc, Lagavulin 16yr Malt Whisky-$165/pc, Patron Tequila(Silver), Patron Tequila(XO Café), Patron Tequila Anejo,
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For enquiry pls Call 6748 3518 / 9821 3518 Cass Koh
Email: 65alcoholdelivery@gmail.com
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