The Cask of Yamazaki

1990, Sherry Butt

ABV 61%
REVIEWED Issue 75
Specifications
Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: 1990, Sherry Butt
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 61%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Chocolate brownies,chicory coffee and figs. Fragrant and fruity beneath. Copes with water well which shows that behind the assertive oak there's a rich fruity depth.
Palate: Thick start before a little smoke and,as the tannins start their work,tomato puree,nuts and treacle toffee. Reminiscent of a brandy de Jerez.
Finish: Charcoal.
Comment: For the big sherried lovers.
7.8
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Fresh coffee and cooked oranges mingle with striking wood notes. Hints of dark chocolate and fig rolls.
Palate: Dense at first. Everything is packed together. Smoke gathers revealing that sweet parkin cake edge.
Finish: Sooty and earthy.
Comment: A classic example of how to use a sherry cask.
7.5
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