Suntory continues its yearly tradition with the release of the Yamazaki Single Malt Limited Edition 2023 and the Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2023, marking the third consecutive year of this event. Since its initial launch in 2021, which received an overwhelmingly positive response, these limited editions have been released annually.
This year, the release will follow the same lottery-based system as in previous years. The details of the lottery are as follows:
- First Window: Applications accepted from 14th March to 2nd April, with winners being notified on 17th April. Link to the ballot!
- Second Window: Applications accepted from 3rd April to 19th April, with winners being notified on 9th May. Link to the ballot!
Each window will have 1,000 winners selected per bottle. Below, you will find the links to participate in the ballot!
Yamazaki Limited Edition 2023
Suntory has introduced a fresh design for the year 2023, incorporating a Japanese paper label that beautifully represents tiger spots, symbolizing the use of premium wood. Additionally, the packaging showcases the storage room of the Yamazaki Distillery.
The product itself is a blend of Yamazaki single malt, aged for a minimum of 12 years in Mizunara oak casks. This aging process results in a delightful combination of a robust oak aroma and a flavorful profile. The bottling strength is 43% ABV.
Check Suntory's philosophy underlying this series on the special product page.
Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2023
The upcoming release of the Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2023 will feature an updated design that aims to evoke the idea of shared happiness and well-being among people. The design incorporates Matsukawabishi patterns comprising of both large and small rhombuses, along with cherry blossoms and rindo flowers, which hold auspicious significance.
The whisky itself is described as having a delightful fragrance reminiscent of flowers, accompanied by a harmoniously rounded taste. It is a blend of carefully selected whiskies, including those that have been aged in cherry blossom barrels, along with other well-aged varieties.