Suntory 12 Years Yamazaki

This Single Malt Whisky matured in three different types of oak casks: American, Spanish and Japanese oak. The Vale of Yamazaki was the birthplace of Japanese Whisky in 1923.

This Single Malt Whisky matured in three different types of oak casks: 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 - With Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sweet:
Fruit:
Honey:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Sherry:
Spices:
Apple:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Floral:
Pear:
Tropical Fruit:
Green Apple:
Nuts:
Peach:
Peat Smoke:
Caramel:
Grape:
Mint:
Orange:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Ham:
Heather:
Kiwi:
Melon:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Raisin:
Almonds:
Banana:
Barley:
Tasting
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Honey:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Caramel:
Zitrus:
Oil:
Tropical Fruit:
Chocolate:
Pear:
Plum:
Raisin:
Grape:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Lemon:
Orange:
Herbs:
Almonds:
Apple:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Hay:
Kiwi:
Peach:
Strawberry:
Finish
Sweet:
Oak:
Spices:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Honey:
Malt:
Oil:
Pear:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Mint:
Peat Smoke:
Tropical Fruit:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Cake:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Lemon Peel:
Pepper:
Sherry:

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Tasting Notes 11

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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:
Sherry Alcohol Grape Berries Cinnamon
Taste:
Sweet Malt Spices Tropical Fruit Caramel Raisin Oil
Finish:
medium ,Sweet
Comment:
milkbonez
07. Aug 2020
Nosing: Fruit Green Apple Apple Pineapple Melon Tropical Fruit Kiwi mango chutney Herbs Heather Floral

Taste: Herbs Floral Orange Ginger Tropical Fruit a light sweetness Sweet jasmine oakiness Oak Hay

Finish: Mint Lemon Lemon Peel light, yet long Ginger

Comment: The nose is quite fruity yet not quite as fruity on the palate. A nice combo of lighter flavors, but that's not to say that light doesn't mean intense flavors.
17. Sep 2017
Nosing: Peach Fruit

Taste: Sweet

Finish: Oak Spices

Comment:
07. Sep 2017
Nosing: Fruit Peach Orange Apple Vanilla Sweet

Taste: Spices Fruit Honey Sweet

Finish: Oak Spices Fruit

Comment: Great nosing whisky of 12 years. but I can feel the taste limit of 12 years. Good but, too expensive these days.
robh3fan
28. Aug 2016
17. Jul 2020
Nosing: Fruit Sweet Vanilla Honey grass:

Taste: Sweet Fruit Spices

Finish: Spices Sweet Oak

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, Floral Berries

Taste: Honey sweet: soft spices: Lemon

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

Comment: Wonderful! Delicious. Great piece of job!
johnamo
06. Apr 2016
Nosing: Oak Sweet Honey

Taste: Spices Oak Honey Oil Sweet

Finish: Oak Oil Sweet Caramel


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