Yamazaki 12 Year Old
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  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • fruit
  • sweet
  • floral
  • honey
  • oak
  • candied
  • tropical fruits

Yamazaki

12 Year Old (0.75l, 43%)
Price $182.99

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For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.
 
Shinjiro Torii, the father of Japanese Whisky founded Suntory in 1923 by opening the first distillery in Japan, called Yamazaki. Shinjiro, who started out as a pharmaceutical wholesaler and later Wine importer had found his passion for Whisky after discovering the wonders of the ageing process of Spirits.
 
The distillery and indeed the passion for Whisky has been passed down to Shinjiro’s second son, Keizo Saji, who had a bold vision, one where he saw the Japanese people falling in love with premium Single Malt Whisky and as such he embarked on a journey to introduce it to the market. Rapid economic growth of Japan in the 1970s helped him succeed. As Keizo who was never one to become complacent with the status quo he renovated the Yamazaki Distillery in 1989, and outfitted it with both wooden and stainless steel wash backs, as well as directly and indirectly heated stills, thus better equipping the distillery to make a much wider range of Single Malt Whiskies. This was right before the golden age of premium Whiskies.
 
Keizo’s son, Singo Toriii, who had taken over a few years ago continues with the spirit of reinvention at the Yamazaki Distillery, by switching to small pot still in 2006 in order to produce a variety of high quality straight malts with a depth and richness that could withstand long periods of ageing.
 
The Yamazaki 12YO Whisky is a pure malt Whisky, which uses 100% malt Whiskies of at least 12 years old. It’s aged in a mixture of American, Spanish and Japanese oak barrels. It’s fermented longer than usual in wooden washbacks, resulting in a creamier character.


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Appearance / Color
Dark gold with gold highlights.
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Floral character, jasmine, cinnamon, candied orange, peach and red apple. Plenty of nut oils and tropical fruits.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full-bodied and smooth. Sweet with vanilla, citrus notes with an undercurrent of spice just underneath all the candied notes balancing dusty cigarette ash and cedarwood dryness.
 
Finish
Lingering with fruit and spice notes. Woody and sweet - dried apricots, peaches, pineapple.
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  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • fruit
  • sweet
  • floral
  • honey
  • oak
  • candied
  • tropical fruits
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
It's not uncommon for Japanese Whisky to be aged in mizunara (Japanese oak) casks. Suntory conducted a research on how mizunara oak influences Whisky flavor and found out it adds coconut notes to it.
Japanese Whisky is connected both to Scotch and Bourbon. It’s a Scotch-style Spirit that’s matured in climates similar to Kentucky’s.
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