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
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 142 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Oak:
Oak:
Honey:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Sherry:
Sherry:
Spices:
Spices:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Malt:
Malt:
Herbs:
Apple:
Nuts:
Apple:
Herb:
Tropical Fruit:
Caramel:
Nuts:
Herb:
Caramel:
Tropical Fruit:
Green Apple:
Green Apple:
Floral:
Pear:
Pear:
Floral:
Peach:
Peach:
Heather:
Orange:
Dark Chocolate:
Pineapple:
Mint:
Banana:
Dark Chocolate:
Heather:
Pineapple:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Banana:
Mint:
Grape:
Cinnamon:
Grape:
Alcohol:
Berries:
Berries:
Cinnamon:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Nutmeg:
Ham:
Cake:
Kiwi:
Melon:
Melon:
Coconut:
Barley:
Leather:
Coconut:
Nutmeg:
Ham:
Plum:
Kiwi:
Cake:
Grass:
Grass:
Almonds:
Coffee:
Plum:
Coffee:
Raisin:
Barley:
Leather:
Raisin:
Tasting
Sweet:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Fruit:
Oak:
Oak:
Spices:
Spices:
Sherry:
Honey:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Pear:
Pear:
Tropical Fruit:
Tropical Fruit:
Peach:
Peach:
Oil:
Oil:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Plum:
Plum:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Raisin:
Apple:
Dried Fruit:
Grapefruit:
Apple:
Dried Fruit:
Herb:
Herbs:
Herb:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Raisin:
Grapefruit:
Herbs:
Pineapple:
Orange:
Banana:
Banana:
Grape:
Pineapple:
Lemon:
Almonds:
Almonds:
Orange:
Lemon:
Grape:
Cake:
Floral:
Cinnamon:
Strawberry:
Ginger:
Green Apple:
Nutmeg:
Lime:
Coconut:
Blackberry:
Ginger:
Floral:
Lime:
Coconut:
Blackberry:
Green Apple:
Hay:
Barley:
Nutmeg:
Cinnamon:
Hay:
Barley:
Walnut:
Peat Smoke:
Strawberry:
Peat Smoke:
Anis:
Cake:
Walnut:
Finish
Sweet:
Sweet:
Oak:
Oak:
Fruit:
Spices:
Fruit:
Spices:
Malt:
Honey:
Honey:
Malt:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Oil:
Herb:
Oil:
Herbs:
Pear:
Pear:
Sherry:
Heather:
Sherry:
Tropical Fruit:
Nuts:
Tropical Fruit:
Heather:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Peat Smoke:
Floral:
Mint:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Floral:
Pepper:
Mint:
Leather:
Tobacco:
Lemon Peel:
Almonds:
Ginger:
Cake:
Alcohol:
Peach:
Grapefruit:
Cinnamon:
Barley:
Dark Chocolate:
Ginger:
Tobacco:
Leather:
Barley:
Dark Chocolate:
Raisin:
Orange:
Coffee:
Lemon:
Peach:
Grapefruit:
Almonds:
Raisin:
Orange:
Coffee:
Lemon:
Pineapple:
Alcohol:
Lemon Peel:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Pineapple:

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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
04. Jul 2016