If you’re seeking a thoughtful gift to give the luxury lover in your life, look no further than the Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend.
As Suntory Whisky (the founding house of Japanese whisky) celebrates its 100th anniversary, Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend stands as a testament to the pinnacle of whiskey artistry.
A Perfect Gift for the Whiskey Connoisseur
The Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend is more than a drink—it’s an experience crafted for those who savour the nuanced complexities of fine spirits. For the host who revels in the art of entertaining, or the spirits collector seeking something exceptional, this limited-edition release is truly a special gift.
Whether enjoyed neat or on the rocks, this ultra-premium spirit offers full-bodied depth and a harmonious balance of flavours:a testament to the expertise of both American bourbon and Japanese whisky.
The Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend Flavour Profile and Process
For the creation of Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend, Fifth-Generation Chief Blender of Suntory Whisky Shinji Fukuyo meticulously selected French Oak wine casks and Spanish Oak sherry casks for maturation, imparting rich notes and a vivid spiced finish. However, the pinnacle of this process lies in the reserve’s finishing in rare former Yamazaki Spanish Oak Casks. These casks infuse the bourbon with a full-bodied, malty depth and nuanced layers of complexity. The final touch involves blending these uniquely finished selections with eight-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, resulting in an ultra-premium whiskey characterized by a harmonious balance of oaky warmth, smooth brightness, and a lingering spice-laden finish.
The History of Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend
At the heart of this remarkable blend lies a story of heritage and mastery. Suntory, renowned since 1923 for pioneering Japanese whisky, continues to push boundaries in the spirits world. Their House of Master Blenders and the Art of Blending have set an unmatched standard for refinement and complexity. Meanwhile, Jim Beam, a legendary name in bourbon with a seven-generation Master Distiller, Fred Noe, has been at the forefront of bourbon-making for decades.
The Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend represents the culmination of this legacy. Distilled by Seventh-Generation Master Distiller of James B. Beam Distilling Co. Fred Noe, and blended by Shinji Fukuyo, it marries the Kentucky Straight Bourbon craftsmanship with the artistry of Japanese blending. This limited-edition release marks a significant moment not just for the brands, but for whisky culture globally.
This limited-edition release arrives as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the House of Suntory and the establishment of Yamazaki Distillery—a celebration of heritage and a vision for the future. It embodies the essence of Monozukuri, Japanese craftsmanship that weaves innovation and exceptional blending techniques, ensuring a legacy that spans generations.
This holiday season, embrace the spirit of giving with a gift that reflects a century of mastery—a blend that transcends borders and traditions, uniting the best of two revered worlds in one bottle. Cheers to the holidays, to innovation, and to the artistry of Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend.
Legent Yamazaki Cask Finish Blend (57 per cent ABV and 114 Proof) is available for a limited time only in select locations across Canada, priced at $374.50 CDN in Ontario. Pricing will vary by region, please check your spirits retailer for local pricing.
Published by HOLR Magazine.