Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2013

Single Malt

Yamazaki // Japan

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    2.7
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 10 )

The Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2013 marks the final release in the series, which started in 2011. Aged exclusively in bourbon barrels and matured in the humid climate of the Yamazaki area, the whiskies became instantly popular. The bottles now retail for more than double their original price upon release.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    48.2
  • 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
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"The influence of the bourbon in the humid Japanese climate brings a swarm of pineapple and mango, with rich waves of vanilla, caramel, and sweet pastry notes. Rich, full, pleasantly sweet, and a magnificent end to a great range. Here's hoping it kicks off again."

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