Monday, September 14, 2015

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2016

Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
The TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau) site seems to indicate that - in spite of reported shortages - Suntory is continuing its 'Sherry Cask' limited edition series. The label for the 2016 edition has been approved as can be seen here. One has to keep in mind, though, that this is not a guarantee that such a product will be released. It just indicates that the producer is planning on doing so. It'll be interesting to see what this will be priced at.

8 comments:

Ryan said...

Nice sleuthing Stefan. Like you said, it may just be an insurance measure in case they can come up with enough juice to make it worthwhile.

Nick said...

Going by the 750 ML label - US export release?

Ryan said...

Here's hoping it gets over here. I'd love to get my hands on some.

Cavalier said...

confirmed: and at 300 USD seems a relative bargain! http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-house-of-suntory-whisky-proudly-introduces-suntory-whisky-yamazaki-sherry-cask-2016-edition-300202871.html

Stefan Van Eycken said...

But getting your hands on a bottle will be anything but simple...

Cavalier said...

In the UK, reserved mainly for premium London bars, I heard - sounds a bit like the Ghost series strategy Stefan!

SC said...

There's already a bottle on dekanta.com for $3,500. Insane!

Rhys Taylor said...

Where in Tokyo can I find a bottle?