This 12 Year Old from Yamazaki first came onto the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky.
Nose: Good body with plenty of nut oils and zest, a pleasant floral character with a little tropical fruit and a rooty note.
Palate: Smooth and soft with good sweetness and winter spice. A lovely citrus note develops with more tropical fruit notes and a little rum.
Finish: Medium with fruit and zest.
Try before you die.
There aren’t words to describe this whisky; complex but smooth, classy yet down to earth, beautiful and tasty. If you call yourself a single malt whisky drinker, then you better find a bottle. I can’t say enough about this amazing dram.
So hard to find, becoming very rare indeed.