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First Look: Yamazaki Limited Edition 2022 Single Malt


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Suntory has launched its Yamazaki Limited Edition 2022 Japanese Single Malt Whisky! 

The new Yamazaki Limited Edition 2022 (LE 2022) is a blend of selected Mizunara aged whisky, focusing on its rich aroma, thick and creamy sweetness and lively fruity taste with a pleasant spicy finish.


How does it compare to the 2021 Limited Edition

Yet, it does share some similarities to last year's Limited Edition 2021, noticeably the packaging design once again focuses on expressing Yamazaki's emphasis on their superior quality Mizunara Oak (or Japanese Oak) casks. This is seen on both the box and also the bottle's label whose aesthetic and texture aims to highlight the wood tones and grain of the Mizunara Oak. Once again, the label is made with Echizen Washi craft paper that is traditional to Japan. Yet unlike last year's packing box design which featured a scenic shot of the Yamazaki Distillery, this year's features the pot stills with which Yamazaki distills its globally popular Japanese single malt whisky.

Also similar to last year's release, this year's limited edition release will feature Yamazaki single malt that has been aged for at least 12 years old, with an emphasis on the use of Mizunara to age the single malt. It is bottled at 43% ABV just like last year's as well.

However, unlike last year's limited edition launch which saw a much larger outturn, this year's will only be limited to just 1,000 bottles. It is priced at 11,000 JPY or 90 USD.


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Official Tasting Notes




Pineapple, Orange, Nutmeg


Honey, Coconut Cream, Blueberries


Vanilla, Ginger, Faint Smoky


It will be sold via lottery

Due to the highly limited quantities, it will be sold via lottery on Suntory's website. The lottery will run from 29 March 2022, 9:00 Hrs to 20 April 2022, 23:59 Hrs.


You can find the lottery link here.


  • Each person can only ballot once.
  • Each ballot win is entitled to 1 bottle.
  • Only persons with Japan address can participate.
  • Winners cannot transfer their right to purchase or withdraw their right to purchase.
  • Winners will be notified via email from 10 May 2022 to 12 June 2022.


Happy Hunting!