The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Yamazaki

119.2 – A night at the opera, 1979, 24 Years Old, Japanese Oak Cask

ABV 57.4%
REVIEWED Issue 35
Specifications
Brand: The Yamazaki, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: 119.2 – A night at the opera, 1979, 24 Years Old, Japanese Oak Cask
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 24 years old
ABV: 57.4%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 35
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Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Incense, beeswax, cedar, roasted coffee, ripe fruits (kumquats cherries, plums).
Palate: Dense. Slippery. Toasty malt. Coffee, with figs and chicory.
Finish: Black treacle toffee. Perhaps even maple syrup.
Comment: A breakfast malt? Splendidly complex, with Japanese oak adding that extra touch of distinctiveness.
8.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Complex, head-filling aromas. Perfumed, intense. Walking in a damp pine forest (needles, sap, spruce) pear, spice, malt, toasted nuts, light oak, crystallised ginger, sandalwood, deck varnish.
Palate: Crisp, clean and malty. Mature with balanced oak. Some light smoke in the background. All the flavours on the nose.
Finish: Long and complex.
Comment: A tremendous malt. World class.
8.8
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