Suntory 12 Years Yamazaki

This single malt whisky was matured in three different types of wood: American, Spanish and Japanese oak. The Vale of Yamazaki was the birthplace of Japanese whisky in 1923.

This single malt whisky was matured in three different types of wood: American, Spanish and Japanese oak. The Vale of Yamazaki was the birthplace of Japanese whisky in 1923.

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1698
Yamazaki
Japan
Single Malt Whisky
12 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
American, Spanish and Japanese oak
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Honey:
Apple:
Oak:
Herbs:
Sherry:
Spices:
Peach:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Floral:
Green Apple:
Malt:
Mint:
Nuts:
Tropical Fruit:
Almonds:
Banana:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Grass:
Ham:
Orange:
Plum:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Malt:
Honey:
Nuts:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Sherry:
Caramel:
Oil:
Raisin:
Tropical Fruit:
Zitrus:
Chocolate:
Grape:
Lemon:
Pear:
Plum:
Apple:
Blackberry:
Dried Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Peach:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Fruit:
Malt:
Nuts:
Oil:
Honey:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Tropical Fruit:

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10. Oct 2016
Japanese Single Malts with solid age statement are increasingly getting more expensive and hard to find. However, the superb Yamazaki 12 from the oldest distillery in Japan is worth the effort! The nose is fruity sweet and heavy with overripe grapes and blackberries, nuts, raisins and strong vanilla notes. Tastewise, a well-balanced and full-bodied arrival is followed by mild spiciness before the oak complexity kicks in. With a lasting, substantial and slightly dry finish, Mizunara cask maturation gives this malt a very distinct and delicate aftertaste. A piece of art!
RATING: 4.4/5.0 ≙ 90 pts
25. Nov 2017
Nosing:
SherryAlcoholGrapeBerriesCinnamon
Taste:
SweetMaltSpicesTropical FruitCaramelRaisinOil
Finish:
medium ,Sweet
Comment:
17. Sep 2017
Nosing: PeachFruit

Taste: Sweet

Finish: OakSpices

Comment:
07. Sep 2017
Nosing: FruitPeachOrangeAppleVanillaSweet

Taste: SpicesFruitHoneySweet

Finish: OakSpicesFruit

Comment: Great nosing whisky of 12 years. but I can feel the taste limit of 12 years. Good but, too expensive these days.
17. Jul 2020
Nosing: FruitSweetVanillaHoney grass:

Taste: SweetFruitSpices

Finish: SpicesSweetOak

Comment: Elegant fragrance of honey and vanilla. Deeper in, grassy notes and little zest. The flavor is mouthful, silky honey, soft spices, crystalized barley sugar. On the finish, warm... the spices appeared and honey fade out.
20. Jul 2020
Nosing: Elegant, FloralBerries

Taste: Honey sweet: soft spices: Lemon

Finish: Honey fade out and the sweet citrus kicks in. Warm

Comment: Wonderful! Delicious. Great piece of job!
robh3fan
28. Aug 2016
johnamo
06. Apr 2016
Nosing: OakSweetHoney

Taste: SpicesOakHoneyOilSweet

Finish: OakOilSweetCaramel


15. Apr 2020
Nosing: Sweet, citrus, alcohol, fruity, apple, oak, caramel

Taste: Sweet, a little sour, tropical fruits,

Finish: Medium, sweetness sticks

Comment: Nice for a 12 once you get past the alcohol
15. Feb 2017