Yamazaki 12 Year

Single Malt

Yamazaki // Honshu, Japan

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 2443 )

Yamazaki is a single malt distillery, Japan's oldest, that utilizes several different sizes and shapes of stills and three varieties of wood to in which to age them. This bottling gets its influence primarily from American ex-Bourbon barrels, but ex Spanish Oloroso Sherry and Japanese Mizunara Oak barrels are also in employ.

  • age
    12 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    American Oak, Spanish Sherry, Japanese Mizunara

Tasting Notes

"Did someone say "breakfast"? Buttered toast and cereal with a dollop of honey and vanilla are found here. Hell, there might be some orange notes playing along in the background also with the faintest hint of dried cranberries. There is a subtle smokiness on the finish not really in a peated earthy sense, but more like a just lit incense candle."

Score 91

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