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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.Tasting Notes (3)
Yamazaki 12 year Old is a pioneering malt in Japan, for which Suntory deserve great credit. In its early days, it was rounded and delicate...now it is more intense, confident and elegant. 8/10. Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine, Oct 2002
Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange
Maple syrup, white grapes and honeysuckle lead a soft and spicy character.
Spice starts, fading beneath caramel, sweet orange and cinnamon toast.
Grape skin and pineapple.
Tasting Notes for CLASS Magazine
Clear dark golden with burnished gold highlights.
Cinnamon, red apple, muscovado sugar and jasmine blossom.
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.
Woody oxidised pineapple notes linger on the pleasant finish.
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.
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I like Yamazaki 12 as I find it quite smooth and relatively easy to drink. Back in the day when you could find a bottle for £60 I would just about stretch to buying one (on a special occasion). But for £135 I just don’t think it’s worth it, you can find whisky which is just as good for far cheaper, and if your budget for a bottle is £135 you can find something truly special! Very pleasant and easy to drink, but not worth the price by a long way.
Did not think much to it. To raw, needs to be smoother and I could not taste any of the flavours from the tasting profile.
A great whiskey - truly great - worth the money and investment, in my book! Tried it at a bar once just for kicks, and I was hooked!
Like a Scot Speyside. I get a lot of berry-like sweetness on the arrival with a very rich, full, rounded & smooth overall structure--this, without water. I get a little smoke in the nose and pepper on the finish w/o water. Oh my, with a drop of water in the dram--the flavor explodes across my palate, and aerates into warm waves of hyugge-like coziness. I have Suntory Toki and the absolutely rapturous Hibiki. This is something different, but equally interesting in its complexity and levels of flavor.
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