The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Yamazaki

119.1 – Prunes and mentholated teak oil, 1980, 22 Years Old, White Oak Cask

ABV 50.9%
REVIEWED Issue 35
Specifications
Brand: The Yamazaki, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: 119.1 – Prunes and mentholated teak oil, 1980, 22 Years Old, White Oak Cask
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
ABV: 50.9%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
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Yamazaki Distillery, 5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka, , Japan
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Lightly malty. Creamy. Vanilla. Ripe bananas.
Palate: Light to medium. Very smooth. Creamy. Cinnamon. Brown sugar. Anis.
Finish: Some tart apple tannins, and a surge of gingery spiciness.
Comment: Elegant, and more flavoursome than Suntory bottlings I think.
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Medium to full-bodied. Perfumed. Floral, rose-like, mint, toffee apple, polished oak, walnut, raffia, nutty malt.
Palate: Ripe sweet and chewy. Toffee, cream with light touches of leather. Dried fruits. Has maturity.
Finish: Tingling oak.
Comment: A little bigger, but slightly duller than 119. 2.
7.8
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