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Yamazaki 12 Year Old Whisky

(70cl, 43%)

Yamazaki 12 Year Old
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Yamazaki 12 Year Old Bottling Note

Yamazaki is Suntory's flagship single malt whisky, from Japan's first and oldest malt distillery. This 12 year old first came onto the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky. Since then, it has acquired something of a cult following, and for good reason! A wonderfully elegant and smooth single malt that’s certainly not lacking in flavour.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Good body with plenty of nut oils and zest, a pleasant floral character with a little tropical fruit and a rooty note.

Palate: Smooth and soft with good sweetness and winter spice. A lovely citrus note develops with more tropical fruit notes and a little rum.

Finish: Medium with fruit and zest.

Reviews for Yamazaki 12 Year Old
I very much appreciate
Super soft drink very nice
, India
5 months ago
Wish I could get some
Had this at a restaurant in Kyoto last year. The whole experience was amazing and this topped it off. Seemed like the nicest whisky I'd ever had. Too bad basically impossible to get but maybe best to remember it like that.
, Canada
2 years ago
Good but bad price performance.
Tuath glass showing deep gold. The nose shows light, clean notes of apple. The palate is very smooth and mildly sweet with flavors of apple and light smoke on the end. Good but poor price performance.
, Japan
2 years ago
Pretty good, but not £125 good
Yamazaki 12 is a pretty decent dram, with an incredible smoothness but little else. I'd definitely recommend it if it was around the £40-50 mark, but anything more than £70 feels bad.

There's nothing particularly distinct about this whisky, and it is so delicate that that if you drink any whiskies beforehand you won't be able to get any flavour out of this.

I'd recommend trying this at a bar, but if you have £120 burning a hole in your pocket, go buy two bottles of Redbreast 12/15 instead - you'll be far less disappointed.
2 years ago
Amazing and expensive but for good reasons
Amazing dram. People on here marking it down for the price clearly havent followed the demand for this whisky over the past 4 years. Its expensive because its basically discontinued until further notice
2 years ago
Don't try this at home
Yes, it is a very decent single malt which has something unique to it (I got some pine on the palate, otherwise tasting notes here are in the right ballpark besides rum to my taste). BUT is it worth the price of admission at three digits? NOPE.
2 years ago
My Absolute Favourite
After trying all the Whiskies that I had on my list I’ve come to the conclusion that the Yamazaki 12 Year is my absolute favourite (even better than the 18 Year Old Version). With honourable mentions to the Ardbeg 17 and The Macallan 30 Year Old Sherry Oak this is the one I’ll always turn to in future...Sublime.
, United Kingdom
3 years ago
Smooth, light peatiness, oaky finish but jesus that price tag.
A very nice whisky, but cannot justify the price. It's incredibly smooth and aboslutely no burn, but for me it's a little heavy on the upfront peaty notes and oaky finish. Honeslty for the $380 it's going for in Australia right now you could buy 3 other extremely nice whisky's and not feel bad about drinking them. I'd honestly take a Chita or Archie Rose over this, or one of the many $100-150 Tasmanian ones over this. I don't regret the purchase, but I won't be buying it again.
, Australia
3 years ago
As good as you've heard
Nose: Hand holding into the spice rack and what a carpet ride this is.

Palate: Creamy English muffin and jam with the mildest of spice.

After: Sundowners. There isn't a single element of this rich English garden finish that isn't memorable. As the sun fades we will remember this in the morning.
, United Arab Emirates
3 years ago
#Moves closer#
Spring Day
Pizza and toasted Turkish and Armenian Bakers Life.
3 years ago

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