Yamazaki Whisky Tasting

Yamazaki Whisky Tasting

Ever since the great day at Auchentoshan Distillery Whisky Festival last year and the intoduction to Suntory/Yamazaki single malts and the Hibiki blends we all have enjoyed these fine drams.

This year it is also our plan to visit the Auchentoshan Distillery for their annual festival, and if it is anything like last year then it shall be a great day out.

With all that in mind we decided to open a bottle of The Yamazaki 10 year old.

In 1923, Shinjiro Torii, the founder of Suntory and the father of Japanese whisky, built Japan’s first malt Whisky distillery in the Vale of Yamazaki. Using copper pot stills, the Yamazaki distillery was the first of its kind outside of Scotland.  The distillery’s location on the outskirts of Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto offered pure waters, diversity of climate and high humidity – the ideal environment for the maturation of good whisky.

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5-2-1 Yamazaki
Telephone: +81 75 961 1234
Fax: +81 75 962 8961
Web: www.suntory.com

The cork was pulled and the tasting began.

The tasting

Colour…Aged gold.

Nicola’s tasting

Nose…Carmalised sugar, wild spices.

Taste…Wooded glens, dryness, hot holiday feelings, dried fruit.

Finish…Medium with a tingle, yummy, pour me another.

Score…3.5 corks

Jim’s tasting

Nose…Sweet toffee/fudge with a little spice.

Taste…Spicy oak, moving to a Dundee marmalade with a touch of dryness.

Finish…A medium to long dry finish, leaving a tiny tingle on the tongue.

Score…3 corks

Overall score…3.5 corks

After our introduction to Yamazaki Whisky 18 Year Old, we have enjoyed these Japanese drams, and on the odd occassion ordered a Yamazaki over a Scottish dram.

Well done again all those responsible for this fabulous wee dram, we recommend that whenever you get the chance please try a wee sip of this single malt

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