Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old70cl / 43%
- Japanese Single Malt Whisky
- Dried Fruit
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes for CLASS Magazine
Appearance - Clear dark golden with burnished gold highlights.
Aroma - Cinnamon, red apple, muscovado sugar and jasmine blossom.
Taste - Medium bodied and honeyed in style, this easy vanilla malt bursts with apple fruit and jasmine freshness but is made complex thanks to notes of candied orange peel, cinnamon and clove spice and balancing dusty cigarette ash and cedarwood dryness.
Aftertaste - Woody oxidised pineapple notes linger on the pleasant finish.
Rating - 4.5/5
Producer's Tasting Notes
Yamazaki is the first Japanese distillery established 1923. The distillery is situated in the vale of Yamazaki, an area of dense bamboo grooves at the foot of Mt. Tennozan outside Kyoto, Japan’s ancient capital and stronghold of traditional Japanese culture.
The spiced wood arrives first then dried cranberries with a lasting muddle of orange marmalade and honey sweetness.
36 Customer Reviews
Like a Highland but fruitier and smoother than a 12 yr Highland. Outstanding! I think I''ve found my new 12 yr favorite!
The best bar none, stop looking at the price tag and start tasting.
Great whisky. An excellent introduction to the quality on offer from Japan.
it is a wonderful after dinner drink. well matured for it's age.
I like the fruity taste..amazing drink..was suprised to know that this was Japanese awesomeness
A lovely smooth whisky,I had to be persuaded by a guy in a French shop of all places but must confess he was correct,its a nice drink and very good for the price.Fruity first sniff, then sweet and full, drying at the end with a honey taste.
Tons of character, the oak really comes through on the nose. Full bodied and very well crafted. I'm not getting too much on the fruity side..maybe dried fruit perhaps. Clove,vanilla and burnt caramel in the background as well. Maybe a slightly sour note but fades quickly. The Yamazaki has won a few awards and I can see why!I'll have to hunt down the 10 year old next as I've heard good things about it. Loving Japanese whiskeys these days!
It's as if the 10 year old Yamizaki has dived into a citrus lake. Refreshing, crisp and posessing great clarity. Expensive enough but still a bargain.
Tried the 12 year recently and was amazed at how smooth it was. Really good nose and very drinkable, my current favourite.