Bought: Online Whisky Auction, 20th May 2015
88/100 – Whiskybase (from 1 member vote)
4.5/5 – Master of Malt (average from 2 reviews)
I attempted to buy two miniatures of this Japanese blend at auction but ended up with the tatty one with the torn label. Even so it cost me £4.75. The bottle in better condition went for £8.25. I’m sure a year or so ago I could have got it for £3 but it goes to show the rise in popularity of Japanese whisky of late, even for a blend! 5 months before this auction a full bottle sold for £37.50.
As I write, The Whisky Exchange are selling a full bottle of this blend for £89.95. The details they give are: “Suntory Royal blended whisky was first introduced in 1960 to mark the company’s 60th anniversary. Light and easy to drink, this is a superb entry-level Japanese whisky.”