Post by Chris of the WhiskyWall
The Japanese whisky companies that already have a presence here in the US (Suntory and Nikka) have been very busy over the summer. In fact, it looks like a mini-arms race broke out. Both Suntory and Nikka appear poised to increase and diversify their existing line up. Currently Suntory offers the Yamazaki 12 and 18, Hakushu 12 and Hibiki 12. Nikka recently entered the US market with Yoichi 15 and Taketsuru 12.
2012 Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards. The Yamazaki 25 will come in at 43% ABV. As for pricing we don't have those details yet but if it is anywhere near the pricing in Japan (~$900) it is going to be a luxury bottle.
Editor's note: Label photos from TTB application approval