The Yamazaki

Aged 12 Years

ABV 43%
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Brand: The Yamazaki
Expression: Aged 12 Years
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Floral and nutty. Freesia. Fresh crushed almonds. Beeswax. Touch of damp earth. Pear drop. Ripe banana.
Palate: Velvety, coating. Pleasant fruity profile. William pears. Mashed banana with a touch of demerara sugar. Sweet liquorice.
Finish: Medium length. Clean, fruity.
Comment: An open and conversational whisky. Does not boast complexity but has a vibrant fruity aromatic profile. Tastes stronger than 43%.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Citric, with touches of flowers (freesia, lilac, apple blossom) and light esters: pineapple. Some softer fruits as well. Very clean.
Palate: Better than the nose with real mid palate sweetness. Very spicy: nutmeg, long pepper, alongside some light lemon sherbet. In time it gets slightly richer: coconut and brown sugar.
Finish: Medium length. Soft fruits.
Comment: A session whisky which is better on the palate than the nose.
Visit the distillery
Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
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