You don't just win five consecutive Double Gold awards at the San Francisco Spirits Competition for nothin'. And true to form, the Yamazaki 18-Year-Old—aged in a mixture of ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry, and Japanese Mizunara oak—is a palate winner and deserves its spot on that medal podium.
Our advice to you? Go for the double gold. It's a winner.
*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.
**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.
Member Reviews and Ratings of Yamazaki 18 Year Old
Given how much money to spend on this, a GREAT disappoinment...Basically like a less spicy Macallan 18....May even resemble Ardbeg 10
Smooth with a smoky flavor. Always a happy occasion when drinking it.
Just the best ... smooth and so refined. Glad I have a second bottle in store.
Worth the hype. Phenomenal drink.
Extremely smooth, better over ice than straight. Paired well with an Aturo Fuente.
Is there anything that resembles the taste profile?
Wow. I had the pleasure of enjoying this prior to 2016. One of the best I’ve ever had, and I still have a bottle saved for a special occasion.
Not at all what I expected. It was delicious. Had a really interesting nose with green apple coming through and a very smooth finish. I am thankful for friends that are generous with samples.
My absolute favorite!!!
Earthy. Like your favorite easy chair in front of a fire.
Finally got to taste this after months of searching. Pricey, but worth it at least to try. Spicy and deep with some sweet notes.
Had this at the Multnomah Whiskey Library and was very pleased with it. Subtle sweet oak and spice followed by some mellow vanilla and caramel flavors. Nice long finish and very smooth. I think this one makes my top 5 list.
Very hard to find, so expensive to make you think twice, but possibly the best, smoothest whisky I've ever had. It combines many flavors into something that just works perfectly.
My special occasion whiskey. Tough to find a bottle but worth it. I was fortunate enough to recently get a bottle and have two bars nearby that each have one as well. Smooth, a little sweet, a little smoke, balance, pure zen.
One of the finest whiskeys out there. Shame that the price has risen so much that its more of a collectible than one that should be drank
Smooth with a light after taste.
The 18 y/o Yamazaki is by far my favorite bottle I have in my collection. Hard to describe but worth every penny. I reserve this for special occasions.
this is a must for any bar. so smooth no wonder it will cost you about $700+ a bottle but if you can afford it deff try it.
Great drinking whiskey
In my personal experience there haven’t been many $400+ bottles I’ve bought that really made me feel like I got my money’s worth. The Yamazaki 18 has definitely exceeded that mark in every way. This is a must have, an amazing experience.
Really masterful. Long finish, complex, smooth as can be with nice body. Really explodes in your mouth. Beautiful. My favorite.
This is one of my favorite bottles I've purchased.
Incredible depth of flavor, wonderfully balanced and smooth all the way down. The smoke is very mellow, there's a strong oaky background to balance out the sweetness, which is bold but not overpowering. Lots of complexity that I'm not skilled enough to decipher but can absolutely enjoy!
I tend to really love total smoke bombs, and was surprised by how much I loved this whiskey since the smokey/peatyness isn't at all in your face.
Outstanding but when you consider value for money the 12-year takes it every time
Silky. Dates and raisins. Soft oak. Very well rounded.
Lovely but not the best
What would be better?
Love this. Incredible. One of the best whiskies I've tasted. Smoother than water and not in-your-face sweet like many sherry finished drams these days.
Very balanced creamy sweet with a tiny hint of smoked oak on the finish. Currently using it as my celebration whiskey. Wish it was easier to get my hands on a bottle.
One of my favourites.
Long sweet finish with a sharp oak hint on the back.
Very mild balance of fruit and creamy flavors. Worth every penny to fly to Japan for a bottle.
Heard lot about it, want to taste it, anybody can tell where i can find it
Incredible whisky with so much nuance and character. The best representation of Scotch not from Scotland.
Complex multi layer whiskey.
Amazing. No alcohol on the nose at all. Sweet smelling, apricots. Taste was mind blowing. Smoothest whiskey I've ever had, sweet, big sherry notes, dried fruits, dark chocolates. Long think finish. Pleasantly stays on the tongue.
Now that's a dram worth sitting down and sharing with your closest mates
Simply the best!
It's been a couple years so I can't rate this accurately. Great whiskey.