dried fruit
oak
sherry
sweet vanilla
fragrant
strawberry
berries
peach
spicy
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Yamazaki
Distiller's Reserve
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
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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.
 

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

Yamazaki

Distiller's Reserve

(0.7l, 43.0%)


7.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve
anonymous
anonymous,
Great Japanese whisky
Haluk
Haluk,
Nice one. Not my favor.
Robenson
Robenson,
This Was some of the best whiskey I've ever had. It was very aromatic with a sweet floral smell. The taste was impeccable, strong honey smoothness. You could easily have a few glasses neet with no complaints.
anonymous
anonymous,
An oak-like aroma. Obvious burning feeling with a hint of toffee and dark chocolate. A strong touch of coconut. A sweet fresh fruit finish. Smooth with medium body. I had this neat. Recommend to enjoy with some food.
anonymous
anonymous,
Rich and soft aftertaste.
Bassam
Bassam,
Really Spicy, medium body. Make sure to have it with ice. I usually drink straight.
anonymous
anonymous,
it starts all good but gets too spicy in the end
Richard
Richard,
Fruity
anonymous
anonymous,
Amazing
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