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Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old

Exceptional whisky - very recommended

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@galgReview by @galg

24th Jan 2010

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Color: Dark Amber

Nose: Oak, dried fruit, Sherry. Wow! a very attractive nose. The extra 6 years did their magic in terms of intensity of the fruit and the aromas. After some time, Sultanas dipped in liquor. Wonderful.

Palate: vanilla at first is noticeable, as well as Oak and sweet sherry.Dried fruits galore ( Sultanas, Dates). Some Demerara sugar cane and spices. Complex. Very Complex.

Finish: Woodiness (Oak), Distant smoke (but stronger than the 12 year old), spice and pepper going all the way. A long finish, text book long finish. Ace!

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3 comments

@bubbles
bubbles commented

This is top of my wish list. I’m going on holiday next month and will buy a bottle duty free. You know I’m almost looking forward to it more than the holiday.

9 years ago 0

@galg
galg commented

hehe :) a fine choice! enjoy it

9 years ago 0

@Alanjp
Alanjp commented

Big fan of the younger Yamazaki malts, so when i had the money earlier this year the 18yr was my first stop! Beautiful whisky, and a fitting review!

9 years ago 0

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