Yamazaki 10 YO
Yamazaki 10 YO, 40 %
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).
Image from Master of Malt.