Suntory Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

70cl / 43%
  • Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Suntory Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve
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A fresh and fruity whisky from Yamazaki, full of red fruit and a touch of sherry cask. It's also got some mizunara (Japanese oak) matured whisky in the mix, which comes through as a complex spicy and almost incense-like note. A well put together and deep dram.
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Suntory Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Andy M

    Nose: The wine cask seems to dominate the nose here with strawberries and red fruit taking centre stage.  However, sitting quietly in the background is the incense from the mizunara, a hint of dried fruit from the sherry cask and a touch of coconut.

    Palate: An abundance of red fruit again, with raspberries, strawberries and even redcurrants coming through, although there’s more dimensions to this than the first wine cask sample that we tried. White peach, a hint of wood and spice, back-up notes of red cherries and candied fruits all come into play here as well.

    Finish: Relatively long finish with vanilla and sweet spice dancing around the tongue.

    Comments: This seriously develops and expands on the three previous samples.  It’s really interesting to see how characters from each sample resonate onto this whisky but with so much more character coming into the final product.

37 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    3 days ago

    Nothing short of delicious. First time having Japanese whiskey and I'd have to say I am now a fan.

  • 4
    27 December 2017

    Nice and mild but not much drama, it lacks some complexity.

  • 5
    25 October 2017

    There is huge value in this one. Not a terrible price and it holds up against my 18 and 21 year Japanese whiskys. I bought a second bottle to avoid any price jumps on this should I have tried to buy it months later.

  • 5
    20 October 2017

    This was my very first whisky. I've had several since, but the sweetness and the pleasant glow this one leaves behind as you drink it keeps bringing me back. Sweet on the front of the tongue and spicy at the back - you'll see what I mean. It's really pleasant. Highly recommend.

  • 5
    3 October 2017

    I first got this in 2002 for a present off a friend. My best whisky of all..

  • 4
    26 September 2017

    it1s great !!

  • 5
    20 September 2017

    Another monogrammed master piece by Suntory!

  • 5
    4 September 2017

    It was a gift for my dad and he loved it..... I mean looooved it.

  • 5
    30 June 2017

    Fantastically smooth!

  • 4
    23 June 2017

    An excellent whisky. Would be happy to recommend it.

  • 4
    11 May 2017

    Rich bold fruity flavour. Excellent

  • 4
    8 May 2017

    A good whisky especially if you are interested in trying a fruity japanese malt, but at this price your money is better spent on a bottle of quinta ruban. Nikka from the barrel is also a better option all round. This one is a bit hyped up, much like the yamazaki 12yo

  • 5
    4 February 2017

    My favourite whisky of them all, a gorgeous delicate flavour that really does taste like strawberries, and a hint of the vanilla found in Glenmorangie. Nnow it seems incredibly difficult to get. If you see it, make sure you buy it because we may not see its like again - other Yamazaki bottlings are much more expensive and I can't speak for them. I hope more bottlings are on the way....

  • 5
    22 September 2016

    value for $, easy and has long finishing.

  • 5
    6 September 2016

    Value for $, drop a tiny ice cube and wow...

  • 5
    3 September 2016

    I don't really do the tasting and notes of.....but.......what a whisky. I'd have it for breakfast! So nice. Danger won't last long!!!!!

  • 4
    12 August 2016

    Sipping now, my bottles been open about a month now. Quite a lot of red fruit on the nose, maybe it's just me, but I get strawberry quite strongly. Very fresh. Palate wise it's fresh again, some red fruit, sherry hint and an oaky spice. Bit of a bite, but it is young so understandable. fades to a malty finish that's short but pleasant

  • 5
    19 June 2016

    Bought by my daughter for fathers day.Fantastic tasting fruity and refreshing on the palate would definitely buy again.

  • 5
    4 March 2016

    Absolutely BANG ON!!!!

  • 5
    21 October 2015

    One le hthe finest whisky I ever drink

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