The Yamazaki

Bourbon Barrel

ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 108
Specifications
Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: Bourbon Barrel
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 48%
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   Neil Ridley
Nose: Minerally, with hot slates, some rye spiciness, black cherry, liquorice andslightly tarry rope, with a pronounced Bourbon sweetness.
Palate: Sweet,very creamy, with coconut milk, a touch of parma violet, fresh ripecherries, a slice of mango and vanilla.
Finish: Sweet wheatiness, a touch of rye spice and a solid foundation of malty bread.
Comment: It pulls in a number of directions, but each one is equally interesting and exciting. Terrific stuff.
8.5
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Wonderful earthy, leafy tones, autumnal walks through the woods Seasoning tobacco leaves, toasted marshmallow, polished oak floorboards, rattan baskets, toasted sesame seeds and soy sauce.
Palate: Initially very savoury, sesame seeds and prawn toast, then the sweetnessbuilds up. Maple syrup, honey roast peanuts and lemon drizzle cake.
Finish: Big, grippy and lush.
Comment: A serious whisky that demands your full attention.
8.2
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