[Lottery sales 14 Mar-18 Apr 2024] Single malt whisky Yamazaki Story of the Distillery 2024 EDITION

New Release
New Release
SuntoryYamazaki Distillery

Suntory released the Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki Story of the Distillery 2024 EDITION on 28 May 2024 in limited quantities.Features, price and lottery application process.

The Yamazaki brand website has released information on the release of the Single Malt Yamazaki Story of the distillery 2024 ED ITION.
As usual, there will be two draws for lottery applications, and the number of winning bottles will be 1,000 each time, for a total of 2,000 bottles to be sold by the official. The release date is Tuesday 28 May.


1.How to apply for the lottery

Lottery applications can be made from within the Yamazaki Club website. Click here for the application page .
Click here to register as a member of the Yamazaki Club.

Application period
1st round: Thursday 14 March – Monday 1 April 2024
2nd round:
Tuesday 2 April 2024 – Thursday 18 April 2024
Up to one application per session. Multiple applications will be invalid.

●Number of winners.
1,000 persons each time.
There is a possibility of being selected for each session.

● Email notification of winners.
■ 1st round: sequentially from Wednesday 24 April 2024 onwards.
Second round: Wednesday 15 May 2024 onwards.

2. single malt whisky Yamazaki Story of the Distillery 2024 EDITION

Product name Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki Story of the Distillery 2024 EDITION
Sake category Single malt Japanese whisky
Ingredients Malt
Casks Spanish oak casks, oak casks, etc.
Number of bottles sold Limited quantities
Strength 43% (43%)
Price RRP: ¥16,500 (tax included)
Manufactured at Yamazaki Distillery
Manufacturer Suntory Limited

A complex and rich taste created by a variety of Yamazaki malts

A blend of a wide variety of Yamazaki malts, including Mizunara and Spanish oak cask malts. The rich, complex aroma is layered with a rich sweetness and a hint of spiciness.
The Yamazaki distillery has reached the 100th anniversary of its construction and is now moving towards the next 100 years. The label and box depict this image, and will be available in a limited edition design for 2024.

Official tasting notes


Reddish amber
Aroma. Dried persimmon (intense sweetness), accented with clove.
Taste. Rich and complex, orange marmalade, red bean sweetness.
Finish. Smoky, spicy, etc., with a long, complex aftertaste.

Quote: “Yamazaki Story of the Distillery 2024 EDITION” Lottery Information|Yamazaki Club|Single Malt Whisky Yamazaki|Suntory

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Lastly: Recommended Books on Japanese Whisky

If you want to learn more about Japanese whisky, which is a global trend, we highly recommend these books.

(1).Whisky Galore Vol.29 December 2021 issue

In the December 2021 issue of Whisky Galore, published by the Whisky Culture Research Institute, we report on 11 Japanese craft distilleries, including some that are open to the public for the first time, under the title of “Japanese Whisky Craft Frontline,” the first of three consecutive issues. Why did the popularity of Japanese whisky and the craft boom occur? We will examine with interviews. Chichibu Distillery / Chichibu No.2 Distillery / Mars Shinshu Distillery / Mars Tsunuki Distillery / Kanosuke Distillery / Hioki Distillery / Ontake Distillery / Osuzuyama Distillery / Kaikyo Distillery / Hanyu Distillery / Konosu Distillery

(2). Japanese Whisky as an Education for Business

This is a book written by Mamoru Tsuchiya, a world-famous whisky critic and representative of the Whisky Culture Research Institute, titled “Japanese Whisky as a Culture that Works for Business” .
The book covers the basics of whisky, the introduction of whisky to Japan, the birth of Japanese whisky, advertising strategies and the rise of Japanese whisky, and the current rise of craft distilleries. This is a book that summarizes Japanese whisky in a very easy to understand way.

(3). Whisky and I (Masataka Taketsuru)

Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whisky, devoted his life to brewing whisky in Japan. This is a revised and reprinted version of the autobiography of a man who simply loved whisky and talked about himself. The book vividly depicts the days when he went to Scotland alone to study as a young man and overcame many hardships to complete Japanese whisky, as well as his companion, Rita.

(4). A Letter of Challenge from a New Generation Distillery

Launching in 2019. With the world experiencing an unprecedented whisky boom, what were the managers of craft distilleries thinking and what were their thoughts as they took on the challenge of making whisky? This book tells the stories of 13 craft distillery owners, including Ichiro Hido of Venture Whisky, famous for his Ichirose Malt, who inspired the birth of craft distilleries in Japan.

(5). Whiskey Rising

This is the Japanese version of Whisky Risng, published in the US in 2016, with much updated content. Not only does it describe the history of Japanese whisky in detail, but it also includes data on all the distilleries in Japan, including the craft distilleries that have been founded in recent years. The book also includes descriptions of the legendary bottles that have been released, as well as information on bars where Japanese whisky can be found.

Ryuhei Oishi

Bartender at bar Shinkai Toranomon, born in Hokkaido.
After working at a restaurant in Tokyo, became a certified sommelier by the Japan Sommelier Association.
I became interested in Japanese whiskey, of which he had little knowledge, and started working at bar Shinkai. I went to distilleries to talk to the distillers and joined JWD to share their passion and information as a bartender.

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