Yamazaki (Suntory) Single Malt 12YO NV (1x70cl)
Colour: Bright, luminescent gold.
Nose: A fine, vibrant nose with a profile of hazelnuts, orange zest and a, quite frankly thrilling, tropical fruit quality with mango and guava.
Palate: On the palate it is surprisingly spicy, with a warming winter spice profile that turns those tropical fruits into a decadent, glorious pantheon of flavours and aromas.
Finish: The finish lasts forever with excellent spice, orchard fruit and a lifted freshness, giving this a definitive balance that is inescapably classic to great Japanese Single Malt.
- Year NV
- Colour NA
- Country Japan
- Region Shimamoto
- Sub Region NA
- Pack Size 1x70cl
- ABV 43.00°
- LWIN 134713910000100700
Japan has in recent years emerged as one of the global heartlands of whisky making. No longer a mere imitator or a young upstart, this whisky-mad country ranks firmly alongside Scotland, Ireland and the United States as a classic whisky-producing nation, described by the Whisky Bible's Jim Murray as the nation where "the finest can now be found". The titan of the Japanese Whisky landcape is easily Suntory and their stable of distilleries represents not only the best of Japan but arguably of Scotland as well with their holdings now including Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Laphroaig as well. Closer to home the Hakushu distillery in the heart of the Nihon Arupusu (Japanese Alps) mountains has emerged as one of the most important centres of distilling in the country, winning award after award, as it establishes itself among the finest Single Malts on Earth. As Bill Murray once said, "for a relaxing time, make it Suntory time..."
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