Suntory Holdings Ltd. which is one of the oldest wine brewing and distilling company in Japan has unveiled the 50 year old single malt cask in Yamazaki where the company first started its distillery in 1924. This reddish single malt is the most expensive whiskey in Japan and is launched in a limited edition i.e.150 bottles only.
This is one of the rarest whiskies in the world as it is maintained in unique barrels of oak species and has the character of fragrant wood (Chara). The single malt is amber reddish in color and has a long lasting fruity flavor. The malt is filled with aroma of aloeswood and ends with slight smoky finish. The bottle will retail only at hi end stores for $12,892. Each bottle is of 700 milliliters and it is said that these bottles will be available only on first come first basis. Earlier, bottles of single malt by the same distillery, were sold twice in 2005 and 2007 that too in just 48 hours.