No age statement
Category: Japanese Malt whisky
Product of: 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.
Sampled on 18/08/2011
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.
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap