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The Whisky Release of a Lifetime
In Oak Since the ‘60s. Auction Opens October 29.
This is the oldest single malt from Japan’s undisputed leaders in Whisky: the legendary House of Suntory. It’s the first release of its kind, ever. Suntory’s third Master Blender, Shingo Torii, created “Yamazaki 55” by blending ultra rare distillations laid down to mature in 1960 and 1964.
He made just 100 single bottles. We’ve got one.
Bidding opens on Friday October 29, and registration to bid on the Yamazaki 55 closes at 2PM on Monday November 15. All 31 Whiskies from the Dan Murphy’s x Langton’s House of Suntory Auction will go to the highest bidders when the final hammer falls at 9PM Monday November 15.
How To Bid on the Yamazaki 55
As this is an Exclusive Access auction lot, it is only open to registered bidders. To place your bid on this extraordinary Whisky, follow the steps below.
• Once registered, a Langton’s broker will place the lot into your online account. From here, you can bid as per the usual auction process. Alternatively, you can request that your Broker place your bid.
• Bidding opens on Friday October 29, and Registration to bid on the Yamazaki 55 closes at 2PM on Monday November 15.
The Yamazaki 55 is currently on display and available for viewing at Dan Murphy’s Cellar Prahran, 282 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181.
55 Year Old Yamazaki
RRP $90,000, Only 1 available
Crafted by Suntory’s third Master Blender, Shingo Torii, the fêted Yamazaki 55 marks the marriage of three ultra rare distillations laid down to mature in the early 1960s. Age has not wearied this sought-after liquid amber. Those fortunate enough to have tasted it describe it as a lively and lustrous nectar with a vibrancy that belies its age.
Also Available at Auction
25 Year Old Yamazaki
RRP $9,800, Only 2 available
First made in 1984, to celebrate 60 years of whisky at the Yamazaki distillery, this isn’t just Suntory’s flagship single malt, it’s the most-awarded Japanese single malt on earth. Expect Suntory’s trademark complexity and depth from the birthplace of Japanese whisky, meticulously aged in a combination of American, Spanish, and the legendary Japanese Mizunara Oak.
21 Year Old Hibiki
RRP $999, Only 5 available
This iconic 21 year-old is second in the Suntory portfolio only to the extremely rare and recently-released 30 year of the same lineage. As its maker says: Full of grace. Tenderly unfolding a calm essence. Hibiki is the House of Suntory’s most storied, and the world’s most awarded, blended Japanese Whisky. First made in 1989 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Suntory, the name Hibiki means “resonance” – fitting both for the nature of blending, and Suntory’s philosophy to “live in harmony with people and nature.”
30 Year Old Hibiki
RRP $9,800, Only 1 available
This 30-year release is relatively new to the portfolio, and now the premier blended whisky bottling from Suntory. As the maker describes it: Noble. Full of wisdom. Complete and resonating.
25 Year Old Hakushu
RRP $9,800, Only 2 available
The Hakushu distillery was built fifty years after the original Yamazaki distillery, high in forests of Mt. Kaikomagatake in the Japanese Southern Alps. This 25-year bottling is the most mature and revered of this Suntory single malt. Often termed “surprisingly crisp”, (a nod perhaps, to its roots, in one of the highest-altitude distilleries on earth) it’s deep yet fresh, with smoky notes.
Hibiki Limited Edition 2021 Harmony
RRP $200, Only 20 available
From the maker: Luminous. Delicate. A transparency that unveils complexity. This 2021 release is the latest in a long and distinguished line that collectors can trace all the way up to the Hibiki 30 year. It’s flavours are subtle and long-finishing, with hints of the famous Mizunara (Japanese oak).
Please note: a Buyer’s Premium of 16.5% inc. GST is applied to the winning hammer amount for all lots at Langton’s auction. This auction is in partnership with Dan Murphy’s. When you register to bid, you are giving your approval to accept information from Dan Murphy’s for delivery of your items. Delivery is only available within Australia, and expected delivery for the whiskey lots excluding the Yamazaki 55 is mid-December 2021.
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