For Relaxing Times, Make It Yamazaki Sherry Cask Time
If you're ready to move up from those bottom-shelf whiskies, one of the biggest steps you could possibly take is the Yamakazi Sherry Cask Single Malt, frequently deemed one of the greatest whiskys in the world. The only downside? It can cost up to $1,400.
For most, Japan isn't the first country that comes to mind when whisky in mentioned—typically, your average bottle of whisky hails from Scotland, Ireland, or Kentucky—but Japan has steadily been becoming masters of the Western way of aging liquor. Take this guy for example, Chief Blender Fukuyo-san examines with his team 20-25,000 samples of Whisky a year. That's roughly 300 a day, all in the name of finding the perfect blend worthy of Suntory's highest quality label.
Aged in Spanish sherry casks crafted from oak, Suntory specifically doesn't reveal how long the whisky is kept in the barrels, infusing mystery within the robust flavor every Yamazaki bottle in their line-up promises. Needless to say, Bill Murray was right all along—no surprises there.