Beam Suntorys Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish

Beam Suntory's Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish

Product Launch - Beam Suntory's Bowmore Mizunara Cask Finish

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Islay, 53.9% abv

Available - From 1 September

Location - Global

Price - UK SRP of GBP650 (US$1020) per 70cl bottle

Beam Suntory's Islay whisky distillery, Bowmore, has launched a no-age-statement expression matured in casks made from mizunara, a Japanese oak.

Only 2,000 bottles will be available, and Bowmore claims it is the first time a Scotch whisky has been laid in mizunara wood. Beam Suntory is part of Suntory Holdings, which produces Japanese whisky.

In July, Beam Suntory launched a no-age statement expression of its Hibiki whisky brand, Hibiki Japanese Harmony.