Aged: 12 years
Product of: Japan
Launched in 1984, this is the original Yamazaki expression and remains Japan's best-selling single malt whisky. It is matured a minimum of 12 years in a combination of American and Japanese oak.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 29/09/2012
Clear dark golden with burnished gold highlights.
Cinnamon, red apple, Muscovado sugar and jasmine blossom.
Medium bodied and honeyed in style, this easy vanillered malt bursts with apple fruit and jasmine freshness but is made complex thanks notes of candied orange peel, cinnamon and clove spice and balancing dusty cigarette ash and cedarwood dryness.
Woody oxidised pineapple notes linger on the pleasant finish.