Leave it to Japan's oldest malt distillery to produce one of the most sought-after whiskies each year. The 2017 edition of Yamazaki Mizunara Cask Edition once again utilizes the rare and demanding Japanese oak Mizunara. Suntory's team have spent decades learning how to perfect aging within Mizunara casks, and this annual release is another example of their attention to detail and expertise. The bottle label is 100% handcrafted mulberry Echizen paper produced and dried using a traditional Japanese method, and the wood box is made of casks formerly used to house this precious whisky. A few hundred whiskies were tasted to create this unique blend, aged a minimum of 18 years, and a small portion of which exceed 50 years old, giving it loads of depth and character.