Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old
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One of the first Japanese single malts to break into the UK market, Suntory's Yamazaki 12 Year Old continues to impress with its well-balanced fruity sweetness, something that appeals to novice and experienced whisky drinkers alike.

Yamazaki 12 year Old is a pioneering malt in Japan, for which Suntory deserve great credit. In its early days, it was rounded and it is more intense, confident and elegant. 8/10. Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine, Oct 2002
12 Year Old


  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Orange Orange
  • Pineapple Pineapple
  • Honey Honey

Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

      Maple syrup, white grapes and honeysuckle lead a soft and spicy character.

    • Palate:

      Spice starts, fading beneath caramel, sweet orange and cinnamon toast.

    • Finish:

      Grape skin and pineapple.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

83 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    18 April

    Great whisky.

  • 5
    25 March

    Smooth honey flavour with hints of citrus. No sting to the taste buds.

  • 5
    19 February

    Amazing whisky. Excellent service. Please get some more in.

  • 5
    18 February

    Delightfully mellow and light on the palate, this 12 year old Suntori ticks all of the right boxes. I thoroughly recommend this to any Whisky lover that enjoys the lighter east coast flavours.

  • 5
    5 February

    Did not disappoint. What's next?

  • 5
    1 January

    Spectacularly smooth and honey-like with a delicious, lingering warm finish. This is magical stuff that slips down all too easily.

  • 5
    20 December 2018

    My boyfriend loved his bottle and I loved the amazing customer service and quick shipping. I will definitely order again!

  • 5
    29 November 2018

    had 3 shots of this Yamazaki 12 years old which was very smooth. Really like it.

  • 5
    24 November 2018

    Loved the Caramel and honey notes, almost slightly Christmas cakey, which is fine by me. Extremely smooth and not like any whisky I’ve tasted before; if I had to find a negative - the girl likes it. It’s my new favourite treat.

  • 5
    21 November 2018

    This is one of my favorites! I find it to be one of the smoothest whiskies. The standard.

  • 5
    18 November 2018

    I haven't tried it yet. Just wanted to say that this website is awesome.

  • 5
    17 November 2018

    I have bought this whisky for my husband's birthday. He loved it so I trust it is a very good whisky. Thank you!

  • 5
    12 November 2018

    Always been a staunch Scottish single malt drinker but this blew me out the water so smooth expensive but worth every penny

  • 5
    8 November 2018

    This was an excellent experience, I loved the smoothness And lingering flavors!

  • 5
    26 October 2018

    Arrived quickly. Great product

  • 5
    26 October 2018

    This was a gift so I don't know. But I will comment on the excellent service! Order was followed up by customer service and received on time as promised. Will have a review for a product as I will certainly order form here again!

  • 5
    2 October 2018

    Smooth and delicious whisky, well worth the price with great shipping

  • 2
    21 August 2018

    Nowhere near as good as the original 12 year old!

  • 5
    9 August 2018

    Very happy with the entire process. Authentic product. Fast delivery to the US

  • 5
    13 July 2018

    Great delivery service

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