Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Yamazaki Mizunara 2014

Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
Our man in Kansai has just informed us of an exciting new release coming out of Yamazaki distillery. On April 22nd, a limited edition ‘Yamazaki Mizunara 2014’ will go on sale in Japan. It will be a domestic-only release, limited to 1,600 bottles, with a price tag of 25,000 yen. That’s steep for a NAS release, but this is mizunara, which usually sells like hot buns regardless of pricing.

Non-chillfiltered and bottled at 48%abv, this release marks the 30th anniversary of the introduction of Yamazaki as a single malt (which was back in March 1984). It will probably be a struggle to get your paws on a bottle. We’ll do our best to review it as soon as it is out, so watch this space…

4 comments:

Johan said...

A couple of bottles seems to be available in Sweden as well.

Johan said...

http://www.systembolaget.se/Sok-dryck/Dryck/?artikelId=811626&varuNr=40405

Stefan Van Eycken said...

I doubt that we are talking about the same bottle. As you may know, there have been Mizunara releases last year, and the years before too. It is probably one of those. It is inconceivable that this Mizunara would go on sale in Sweden in March when it is only released here at home in April. The systembolaget listing doesn't specify the year.. so it is probably last year's wood expressions release (from the series: Bourbon, Puncheon, Sherry and Mizunara).

Anders J said...

Stefans assumption is correct, it's the 2013 release series. The release date in Sweden was March 8 and there are still quite a few bottles available.