The Yamazaki

1982, Sherry Wood

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 26
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Specifications
Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: 1982, Sherry Wood
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Oak, cedar, spearmint.
Palate: Cypress. Sweet leaves. Fruity, winey, oaky.
Finish: Hint of peat. Powerful. Slightly woody.
Comment: Any whisky-lover would be glad of the chance to taste this, even if it is on the woody side.
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Fat and very sherried: walnut, treacle toffee, sticky toffee pudding, raisin and a strangely vegetal note.
Palate: Full-on sherry. The wood seems to have taken charge, giving it a slight astringency.
Finish: Long. Walnut bread. Dry.
Comment: Well made, but there's just too much sherry character which diminishes any complexity. A shame for the spirit which seems very good.
7.5
Visit the distillery
Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
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