This 12 Year Old from Yamazaki first came onto the market in 1984 and was the first seriously marketed Japanese single malt whisky.

Tasting Notes

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.


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