Member Reviews and Ratings of Yamazaki 12 Year Old
Hard ronkonkoma find a better whiskey that tastes better than virtually every other scotch from Scotland.
Pretty solid. Lots of flavor. Kind of spicy but still had some smoothness. A tasting party favorite. Very enjoyable.
I wish I still smoked because his would pair nicely with some fine tobacco and a comfy leather chair.
Just an absolute delight, so so drinkable.
I love it. I loved it when I first had it five years ago at $80 a bottle, and I love it now at twice the price (or at much lower prices, when I find myself in Japan). Maybe this club will teach me to identify the various flavors, and at some point I'll write tasting notes that are actually a more useful guide. Maybe. But for now: "I love it" will have to do.
Excellent bottle. Tried at Deathmatch in Hell. Smooth, easy to sip.
This was my first foray into Japanese whisky. On tasting, at first I was surprised by its strength ... very hot and spicy. But as the taste lingered on my tongue it smoothed to perfection. This is a complex whisky that I don't think I fully appreciated, but I loved every bit.
Very smooth, slight sweet, fruit aroma, mild spice, fits right into the highland scotch tradition. Excellent whisky.
The sweet after taste of vanilla and the smoothness of the whiskey was fantastic
Nose is a 10, Palate a 9, pretty close to perfection
My go to whiskey. Enjoyable. A little hot for my taste neat but really nice with a splash of water or with a rock.
Good spice, that settles in to a smooth vanilla sweet flavor. Excellent whiskey very pleased.
I like it but only with a splash of water.
Awesome whiskey complex flavors change as you roll it around your mouth. Excellent finish leaves you wanting more
Love it, best balanced 12 yo
Amazing Whisky. So smooth it gets me in trouble.
Real smooth. Tasty.
Very fruity with a little bit of a burn at the end and honey finish
It's nice. It's smooth. It's fruity. It is a very friendly whiskey.
Not really worth the price tag in my opinion, but still a very good whisky. For the price I had to pay to get one bottle (€130) I could’ve gotten two solid 18yo or three other 12yo here in sweden. I think The Hakushu 12yo is a better whisky if you take the price of the bottle into consideration. Definately overhyped because of Yamazaki 18yo! But on the nose I can get some dries fruits, banana and if I water it down and let it breathe I can get a whiff of toffee. Palate is almost in the same line, sweet and a little bit spicy, but the further you get I feel it get’s to bitter for my taste, it’s like eating grape peel and that’s not really my cup of tea. I need to put some water in this to appreciate it more, and the water balance the experience in a good way. Finish is medium, compared to the Hakushu that has the longest and nicest finish I’ve had in a 12yo. Overhyped? Yes. Bur still a solid 8/10! Cheers!
There's huge hype around anything Japanese. I picked up my bottles way back before all the hype. I'm not the biggest fan of the 12 given the current price point. Sure, I'll drink it but I wouldn't lose sleep over it. Good whisky, just not $100+ good.
Fantastic 12 year old. Rich and matured nicely. Not overly forward with charred oak.
By far my favorite every day single malt. Not to smokey or sweet, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun.
Man, I just don't get this whiskey. Doesn't fall in line with my preferred flavor profiles.
Nice balance of fruit with a little bit of smoke. One of my all time favorites.
Forget my waxing on with tasting notes. Simply -- WOW!
Woah.....what's with the markup on the price? If I wanted to pay auction prices, I'd just buy on Bottle Spot.
Nice dram! Great fruit aroma's, sweet at the start and finishes with a nice punch at end. Great choice to add to the collection.
Epitome of what Japanese Whisky can be!!
Smell: Reveals fruit and floral aroma.
Taste: Smooth with a slight rum note.
Nice experience. I enjoyed the chance at trying a highly rated Japanese Whisky. Very Scotch like.
Not quite my favorite, I prefer nikka as my favorites.
very good easy start and smooth finish. I could see myself sitting around sipping this with a great conversation
Smoother than expected.
As good as the finest 12-year Highland malts; competes well with 15 or 18 year Highland malts.
The difference between a 12-year Yamazaki and a Yamazaki with no age statement is profound. It's definitely worth the extra coin for the 12-year.
My fav of all time
This is, in my extremely humble opinion, the best whiskey I've ever had. It's smooth as thousand-thread count cotton sheets and as sweet as your high school sweetheart, only with way more kick. I'd trade my left pinkie for a lifetime supply.
This is a heavenly drink! Tasting experience just awesome!
A great addition to any bar for daily evening drinking. Great neat or mizuwari
Excellent whiskey, makes me wish I could find the sherry cask. Subtle smoke with honey and everything else you would expect from a good Japanese whisky.
Pretty tasty. Definitely sweet.
If you wanna tray, imagine a younger samurai, brave and strong. Great strong flavor with fruits. But if you drink so fast, you can not smell and taste the oak and rice.