Awards for Yamazaki 25 Year Old
Yamazaki 25 Year Old Details
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Whisky or Whiskey
Interesting fact… Yamazaki 25 Year Old whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Japan. Had it been produced in America its name would be Yamazaki 25 Year Old whiskey, instead of whisky.
Yamazaki 25 Year Old Bottling Note
Strictly 1 Per Customer
Yamazaki's astonishing 25 year old, aged in the finest Sherry casks for the entire maturation period to produce a fragrant, sherried, fruity, oaky masterpiece. Yummers.
Have you tried it?
Absolutely sublime whisky!
Upon the recommendation of a friend I bought this whiskey as a sort of Dowry for my new father-in-law. Bought it in July and waiting until December to try it.
I'm a Kiwi, with all my ancestry tracing from Dundee, so I like my Scotch. Talisker has always been a favourite of mine, and this 25 in my books compares in quality to the Talisker 10. Thats sounding a bit disappointed for a $1000 bottle of scotch. Obviously it tastes nothing like the Talisker, its very heavy, you can taste the wood all through it, so much so its gotten a bit of a treacley twang, and lost the sharpness of how you'd expect the woody finish to be.
For such an expensive whiskey, I was maybe expecting a bit more. Or maybe a bit less - of a battering ram of a powerful brew.
20th July 2014
One of the best whiskys I've ever tried!
21st January 2014
Because if you have, you won't be hating...
The predominant note reminds me of Vinsanto, the mouthfeel is velvety with an almost plum-sweet finish. If there is one word that I can use to describe the layers of flavour it would be "synergy". Absolutely sublime.
“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." - Oscar Wilde.
1st November 2013
This is great stuff, and that's not just me saying it. It won best single malt in the world in 2012 (http://www.whiskymag.com/awards/wwa/2012/), and FYI the Karuizawa 40yo is more than 10X the price of this! You got your decimal in the wrong place. Also, keep in mind that Yamazaki was not making as much whisky 25 years ago, and even less of that was Sherry matured. You're paying not just for age, but quality and rarity. Just save up more, as the previous reviewer said.
23rd August 2013
Too expensive for a 25 yo! The Karuizawa 40 yo costs less.