Yamazaki 12 Year Old

Spirit Name:
Spirit Type:
Yamazaki 12 Year Old
Single malt
Score:
82/100
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ABV:
Region:
Japan
Body:
Medium
Intensity:
Medium-light
Texture:
Medium
Balance:
Good
Best served:
Neat
Theme(s):
Sweet, candied fruit, raisins, apple, rum, mocha, vanilla, citrus, cinnamon
Summary:
The benefit of blind tasting whisky is that reviews are not influenced by hype and marketing. Yamazaki is certainly a brand of Japanese whisky that receives a lot of attention by the whisky community, but truth be told it left me unimpressed and wondering what all the fuss is about. While it offers a lovely crisp smoothness that fills the palate with candied fruit, soft layers of vanilla with hints of cinnamon and the tang of citrus with apple, it does not (in my opinion) offer the same level of enjoyability as Yoichi or the slightly cheaper Nikka Pure Malt whiskies. In my humble opinion, Yamazaki make great whisky but there are other Japanese distilleries that produce even better whisky for a better price!
Price:
£46 (UK), $100 (Aus)
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