The Cask of Yamazaki

1981, Sherry Cask

ABV 61%
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Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: 1981, Sherry Cask
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 61%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Overt 'sherry' notes: dried fruit, nuts etc. Similar to a palo cortado. A lovely red fruit quality alongside butter, raisin and, in time, toffee apple/baked apple and a hint of smoke.
Palate: Good rich weight and a soft feel. Chewy. Great balance.
Finish: Rounded.
Comment: An elegant, beautifully balanced whisky.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very fruity, and nutty. Dark fruits, like figs.
Palate: Walnuts. Brandy butter. Big, sweet, malty background.
Finish: Cigar tobacco. Lingering warmth.
Comment: Can the elegant Yamazaki whisky stand up to heavy sherry? In this case, yes. A dexterously balanced malt.
Visit the distillery
Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
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