Monday, December 29, 2014

Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

So I finally got around to taste the more or less recently released Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve. This NAS bottling replaced the 10 year old Yamazaki in the lineup. Bottled at 43% vol.

  • Nose: Not overly sweet - some light sugar water and flower nectar, unripe apricot, a tiny little bit alcohol, grain, fresh sourdough bread,
  • Mouth: Creamy and moderately oily, not too much body, a bit hay and meadow flowers maybe
  • Finish: Slightly sour yellow fruits, very fresh, hints of oak, green vegetables ...celery sticks, spinach, sugar water
Comment: A lovely light and easy to drink whisky. Ideal for to enjoy during a mild summer night - too bad it's winter right now. Comparing it directly to the 12yo Yamazaki - the next step up in the lineup the 12 year old is much more full bodied in the mouth with more oak in the profile and much rounder as a whole package. But it's a worthwhile replacement for the discontinued Yamazaki 10yo.

81 points

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