The Cask of Yamazaki

1980, Japanese White Oak Cask

ABV 58%
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Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: 1980, Japanese White Oak Cask
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 58%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very aromatic. Floral, but flowers with a heavy scent, like a geranium. Or perhaps a tropical flower. Leafy. Herbal. Minty. Oily.
Palate: Fragrant, with lots of flavour development. Cedary notes, orange and maple syrup.
Finish: Sweet but also peppery.
Comment: The most herbal and spicy of these three bottlings, and the most distinctive.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Medium-weight, quite oaky '
Palate: Soft. Clean, fresh maltiness. Grips from mid-palate, building up charred notes. Clean, spicy.
Finish: Clean. Soft.
Comment: Aged in a Japanese-made, second-fill, US white oak cask, so no bourbon ageing involved. A worthwhile experiment typical of this enterprising distillery.
Visit the distillery
Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
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