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The World's Oldest Japanese Whisky Is Now Available Stateside

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Suntory has just revealed it will be releasing its ultra-coveted Yamazaki 55 in the United States and in other select markets globally, which was bottled in 2020 and exclusive to Japan until now. 

The oldest and rarest whisky ever bottled by the group and — seemingly — the oldest Japanese whisky in the world, it's made from a blend of select malts distilled under the supervision of Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii in 1960 before helmed by a number of Master Blenders over the last several decades.

The liquid luxury arrives in a stunning crystal bottle with real gold accenting elements of the sand-blasted calligraphy and a top covered in handmade Echizen washi paper tied with a traditional Kyo-kumihimo plaited cord.

Pricing comes in at a cool $60,000 USD per bottle if you're lucky enough to acquire a bottle as MSRP, though we suspect connections galore are required for such a thing given the supply is limited to just 100 bottles.