Suntory Presents the World's Oldest Japanese Whisky: the Yamazaki 55.
The House of Suntory is proud to present the world’s oldest Japanese whisky, the Yamazaki 55.
It’s an exceptional Japanese whisky: a blend of precious single malts featuring components distilled in 1960 under the supervision of Suntory’s founder Shinjiro Torii, revealing exceptional depth, complexity and wisdom. Bottled at 46% ABV, this Japanese whisky is having a limited edition run globally, with just 100 bottles made available for the global release outside of Japan – of which 4 bottles are in Singapore.
To prove just how great this whisky is, Suntory partnered with 3 Michelin-starred Odette and 1 Michelin-starred Shinji by Kanesaka for a four-hands dinner to showcase the wonders of the whisky in its launch in Singapore. Chef Julien Royer and Chef Ishi created an 8-course liquid gold pairing experience that pushed the whisky forward as the star ingredient. Along with the Yamazaki 55, diners got to experience the full flight of Yamazaki’s best, including the Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve, 12 Year Old, 18 Year Old and 25 Year Old.
The dinner took the opportunity to also showcase just how Suntory considers the ageing they do on their whisky a form of art, where each malt whisky has its own narrative, and celebrates its own peak regardless of age.