The Yamazaki 10 Year Old was one of the pioneers of Japanese single malt whisky and, although it has been discontinued and replaced by the Yamazaki 12, it remains a highly regarded and well-balanced offering from the esteemed Yamazaki distillery. "Unicorn whisky" is a term used to describe a rare and highly sought-after bottle of whisky. The Yamazaki 10-Year-Old is considered a "unicorn whisky" due to its scarcity and high demand. This rare and limited edition whisky is highly prized by collectors and connoisseurs due to its exceptional quality and taste.
The Yamazaki 10-Year-Old is made from 100% malted barley, distilled in small batches, and aged for a minimum of 10 years in oak barrels. This process creates a rich and complex flavor profile that is highly prized by whisky lovers. The Yamazaki 10-Year-Old is often difficult to find and can command high prices on the secondary market, making it a true "unicorn whisky".