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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.Tasting Notes (1)
Suntory Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve
Tasting Notes by Andy M
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.
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.
Relatively long finish with vanilla and sweet spice dancing around the tongue.
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.
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If you like smooth and sweet whisky, this is definitely for you. It is still quite complex for such an easy whisky.
One of the best whiskies I've ever tried...
The Yamazaki was delicious and lived up to its reputation. The service by the Whisky Exchange was also spectacular, couldn't recommend it enough!
This is a very nice Whisky. My only previous experience with Japanese Whisky was Nikka blend which I found bland. This is something completely different right up there with a good Scotch. Very sweet and I feel quite complex, definite undertone of Sherry and some spice. It has created a problem though! My wife doesn’t drink and shuddders every time she tries one of my whiskies. She tried this and thought it was lovely and keeps asking me if she’s can have a dram!! Think I may need to hide it. Give it a try and enjoy.
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