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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Saturday, 25 August 2012

JAPANESE WHISKY SPECIAL - YAMAZAKI NAS SHERRY CASK - DISTILLERY BOTTLING

Lets try another Yamazaki - this time a heavily sherried expression, but also one without an age statement.

Yamazaki NAS, 48%, Suntory

Colour: Deep Oloroso

Nose:
Hints of a pair of new trainers (rubbery). Flowery notes, then whiff of walking into a Starbucks -  a coffee and berry muffins feel to it. Also a bit of ranchio meatiness - then prunes and dark chocolate and high end tawny port. Just delicious!

Taste:
Mortlach style for sure, heavy hint of natural spirit sulphur style.
Sweet raisins, dried meats and heavy chocolate/coffee in cappucino style sprinkled with chocolates again... Coffee grinds for sure in the aftertaste!

I like this! Though £125 for a NAS bottling is over the top.

89/100!

2 comments:

  1. Nice Review Claus! I liked the 12 Y, especially the Wood component. I' m trying to get a sample of the 18.
    Have a nice weekend
    Jan

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  2. This is a delicious monster of a sherried whisky. Not for the faint hearted.

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