The Yamazaki

1980, Vintage Malt

ABV 56%
REVIEWED Issue 67
Specifications
Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: 1980, Vintage Malt
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 56%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 67
Visit the distillery
Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Warm, rich, deep. Prickly. Damson jam. Blackcurrant. Orange caramel. Freshly brewed coffee. Needs time to release all its richness.
Palate: Velvety, almost syrupy, smooth at start then a spicy burst (fresh grated ginger) which dries up the mouth.
Finish: Dry, spicy, oaky. A sweet malty touch in the back.
Comment: A warm expression of sherry. Quite sensuous if not fiery. Rich and deep.
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Sweet slightly peppery oak, rock candy, cocoa. Has age. Lightly oily with scented wood and plenty of sweet-hearted spirit to balance. Tickle of smoke.
Palate: Meaty, charred wood. Musky and intriguing. Deep sweet black fruits with a touch of liquorice bed it down in the middle of the tongue. Good length.
Finish: Mixing fragrance, light smoke and deep oak.
Comment: Big but balanced. Shows complexity.
8.5
Don’t have an account? Sign up here:
Create and view your own tasting notes and scores for individual whiskies.

  • Create your own Wish List
  • Create your own Collections
  • Write your own tasting notes for each bottle
  • Score whiskies creating a unique community score where whiskies are rated taking the average from every Whsiky Magazine member

If you like this, try these...