The Essence of Suntory Whisky: Yamazaki Peated Malt

Peated Single Malt

Yamazaki // Japan

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    4 out of 5 stars
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The Essence of Suntory series launched in Japan on February 27th, 2018. Each of the three bottles in the series features modern, artistic label designs and unique flavor profiles, very different to anything Suntory has released to date. The Yamazaki Peated Malt is unusual, as the distillery has rarely released peated expressions throughout the years. Distilled in 2005, it was bottled in 2018 after 12 years of maturation. Availability limited to Japan and online retailer, Dekanta.

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  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
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Tasting Notes

"Smoke comes through gently on the nose as if there's a fire burning in the distance. Some fruit aromas, (blackberries, cassis, and some sour citrus) lead to the palate, where the smoke builds, joined by cinnamon and cake spice. The palate remains light, allowing the peat to create a fresh earthiness, which lingers through the medium finish. "

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Flavor Profile

Smoky & Fruity