The Whiskyphiles

Whiskyphile, noun [C] specialized / ˈwɪs.ki.faɪl / a disciplined devotion to whisky, first known use 2013.

Yamazaki

Yamazaki distillery

Yamazaki distillery (Japanese: 山崎蒸溜所 Hepburn: Yamazaki jōryūsho?) is a Japanese whisky distillery located in Shimamoto, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Opened in 1923, and owned by Suntory, it was Japan’s first commercial whisky distillery. Seven thousand bottles of unblended malt whisky are on display in its “Whisky Library”.

Yamazaki Whisky Reviews:

  • Yamazaki Distillers Reserve The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky – Distillers Reserve ~ 43% (Beam/Suntory) - The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky – Distillers Reserve ~ 43% (Beam/Suntory) 43% ABV, £40 for 70cl Score: 82/100 What they say: Check out the beautiful Yamazaki website The new Yamazaki is born of the meeting of a variety of Yamazaki malts, including the traditional Yamazaki malts stored in Japanese oak (Mizunara) casks and revolutionary malts stored […]
  • Yamazaki 12 Years Old ~ 43% (Suntory) - Yamazaki 12 Years Old Japanese single malt whisky 43% ABV, £64.79 for 70cl from Master of Malt Score: 84/100 What they say: Yamazaki is Suntory’s flagship single malt, multi-layered with fruit and Mizunara aroma. From Yamazaki was born the surprising, delicate yet profound experience of a Japanese single malt. Spiritual and deep, its signature multi-layered […]
  • Yamazaki 18 Years Old ~ 43% (Suntory) - Yamazaki 18 Years Old Japanese single malt whisky 43% ABV, £169.95 for 70cl from Master of Malt Score: 89/100 What they say: Rich with mature autumn fruit. Color: deep amber Nose: raisin, apricot, café au lait, Mizunara (Japanese oak) Palate: blackberry, strawberry jam,dark chocolate Finish: long, spicy smooth What I say: The 18 year old […]
  • Yamazaki bourbon barrel Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2012 ~ 48.2% (Suntory) - Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2012 48.2% ABV, £68.15 for 70cl Score: 78/100 What they say: Limited to 1000 bottles in the UK market What I say: Dram # 3 from the Water of Life Society (WoLS) meeting 7/03/2014 – Taketsuru’s Journey Distilled at the Yamazaki distillery in Japan, this expression is matured in 180 litre ex-bourbon […]
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