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Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Old LIMITED EDITION Single Malt Japanese Whisky (700ml / 43%)

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  • Multi-award winner
  • Limited edition release
  • Perfect for collectors
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Here we have Suntory’s multi award-winning Japanese single malt from Yamazaki, the oldest whisky distillery in Japan. The single malt was launched in 1992, and around 80% of the liquid is matured in sherry butts, while the remaining whisky spent its years in American and Mizunara oak casks. An absolutely stunning marriage of fruit, oak and smoky notes, it’s really no wonder why it won so many awards!

This limited edition comes presented in this magnificant display box that makes it the perfect collectors item.

PRODUCT DETAILS

DistillerySuntory (Yamazaki distillery)
ABV43%
Size700ml
ClassificationSingle Malt
CountryJapan
Maturation18 years
Cask80% sherry, 20% mizunara and American oak
AwardsGold Japanese Single Malt 13 to 20 years - 2016 World Whiskies Awards; Winner Best Japanese Single Malt - 2015 World Whiskies Awards; Awarded SWSC Double Gold Medal in 2005; Gold Japanese Single Malt 13 to 20 years - 2014 World Whiskies Awards;  IWSC Trophy in 2006 and ISC Gold in 2007

TASTING NOTES

Nose: On the nose, Yamazaki 18 offers a deeper, more complex bouquet of tempting aromas than its 12-year-old sibling. If Yamazaki 12 is young and vibrant, Yamazaki 18 has matured into a confident, middle-aged executive; powerful, rich and expecting luxury. Look for more autumn fruits on the nose, with apple, pear, cinnamon sticks and raisins readily apparent as well. Wood smoke, leather, saddle soap and a forest floor-like scent add to the perception that this is a very masculine whisky although there is still just a hint of jasmine petal intermixed with cedar cigar wrapper if one looks hard.


Palate: Rich and unctuous is the best description of the body of Yamazaki 18 year. This single malt just coats the mouth in such a way that there is no mistaking that you are about to enjoy a high-end whisky.


On the palate, rich sherry notes appear first. Dried plum, sultanas, freshly cracked walnuts and stewed fruit before nice wood notes and a rich, decadent chocolate note before some interesting umami flavors appear, creating a veritable symphony of flavors on the palate.


Finish: Yamazaki 18 has a long, lingering finish that feature rich notes of chocolate, stewed prunes, light smoke and earth notes. This is a whisky that will reward you if you pour a dram, light a fire and read a good book on a rainy night. It would also be the perfect ending to a good meal, either by itself or perhaps paired with a dark chocolate dessert.


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