Suntory Yamazaki Single Malt Bourbon Barrel

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Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

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Produced by: Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
Owned by: Beam Suntory
UK distribution by: Edrington-Beam Suntory
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alc./vol: 48.2%

Proof: 96.4°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Japan Japan

This limited availability (just 3,000 bottles in Europe) blend of Yamazaki single malts, aged in bourbon barrels for 10-15 years (no age statement declared) and stored in cellars in Yamazaki and Oumi, will be released in September. It is bottled without chill-filtration.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 18/08/2011


Clear, golden.


Honeyed nose with vanilla, delicate oak, a pinch of cinnamon spice and a whiff of linseed oil putty and boiled sweets.


The palate (hydrated to approx. 43%) is more spicy and woody than the nose might suggest with dry brazil nut and walnut flavours, yet is balanced by rich vanilla, slight honey sweetness and smoothed by a faint touch of freshly oiled cricket bat.


Delightful lingering vanilla smoothed yet spicy finish.

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