Yamazaki 10 YO

Yamazaki 10 YO

Yamazaki 10 YO, 40 %

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Japanese whisky with an age statement is getting harder and harder to find. The Yamazaki 10 YO was discontinued about four years ago. This is a whisky matured mainly in ex-bourbon casks.

Nose: Quite light in character. Soft spices, some caramel and vanilla. Herbal notes in the back. Hints of oak and incense.

Taste: Medium body and lightly creamy mouthfeel. Just as light as the nose really; caramel and honey dominate. Again soft herbal notes in the back.

Finish: Medium long finish. A bit drier now, and perhaps a little spicier. White pepper and licorice. Some oakiness is detected towards the end.

Comments: It hints at what Yamazaki can be. A nice introduction to the range (that was).

Score (84/100)

Image from Master of Malt.

Sláinte!

- Thomas

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