Wood you believe it?


SUNTORY has launched a new whisky inspired by the rare Japanese oak Mizunara.

The wood is said to have prompted blenders at Suntory Whisky to create Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 Edition, blended from a selection of single malt whiskies aged entirely in Mizunara casks for at least 18 years.

Suntory’s chief blender, Shinji Fukuyo, said the whisky is “tantalisingly spicy, reminiscent of incense, and uniquely Japanese”.

“I wanted to reveal the whisky’s soul that is the art of Mizunara,” said Fukuyo.