Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

Yamazaki

Distiller's Reserve

(0.7l, 43.0%)


7.7/10
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Pouring a dram of Yamazaki Distillers Reserve is like opening the door to an incense-filled temple, as you lose yourself for a moment in the fragrant mist … then you sip, and the promise is fulfilled. 
 
Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve is a triple-wood, combining elements of their famous single-malt that have been aged in their signature Mizunara barrels with classic Sherry and Bordeaux wine casks. The result is a fruit-forward, smooth, easy-drinking single-malt with all the quality and character of some of the most expensive super-premiums.  
 
Great chefs will tell you that the way a food smells is most important. We have five kinds of tastebuds, but we can detect ten basic scents, and it is the combination of these two senses that give us awesome or ewwww!  Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve starts with that wonderful aroma, and you get a recharge every time the glass passes under your nose on its way to you mouth. I think that’s is the secret here… this is a great Whisky with an amazing aroma and the combination is single-malt dynamite.  All I can say is, “Domo… domo arigato Yamasaki sensei.” 

SmartAss Corner
Mizunara is a type of Japanese Oak that is wonderful for imparting a floral-vanilla aroma and flavor to Whiskey, but it sucks for barrel-making, being softer and more porous than American or French oak. They can leak or even completely fall apart during longer aging. So Yamazaki Whiskeys do the bulk of their time in traditional imported Bourbon, Sherry, and Wine casks and are “finished” with shorter agings in Mizunara.
 

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Japan
  • Country
    Japan
  • Alcohol
    43.0%
  • Distillery
    Yamazaki
  • Bottler
    Yamazaki

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oak
sherry
passion fruit
sweet vanilla
fragrant
strawberry
berries
peach
spicy
What does Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve taste like?

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In recent years Japanese Whiskies have won a number of top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Rich amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Dried fruits and strawberries with flowers and sandalwood  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dried berries turning luscious in the mouth with oak, peaches, and spice 
 
Finish 
The vanilla overtones seem to last forever with a floral-cinnamon background note
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve
Bassam
Really Spicy, medium body. Make sure to have it with ice. I usually drink straight.
anonymous
it starts all good but gets too spicy in the end
Richard
Fruity
anonymous
Amazing
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