Yamazaki 25yrs old bottled 1998
I have a bottle of yamazaki 25 down to about 3 or 4 drinks left in it. I just back from japan 2 days ago I was hopeing to replace my bottle while over there. I checked 3 or 4 department stores with no luck. Tried hazegawa liquors in Tokyo as well with no luck got told there they would be back in next month. Didn't help me tho as im not back there to july.
If you read around on the internet you will find a lot of people saying that yamazaki 25 is just to old for a yamazaki whisky and its lost a little bit to oaky and what not. Im not some grand whisky master but I will say this I do not agree with what most people say on the net about yamazaki 25. In fact I say open the dam bottle
and really enjoy yourself its by far my favourity single malt. Its not super complex its a massive hit of very sweet and very very dry sherry if your not into a mouth drying sweet sherry you may not like it but if you are your in for a real treat.
as for the ace of spades I tried it in a bar in Hokkaido last week was searching department stores when I found a bar. The bar only served ichiros malt hanyu and chichibu and some kariuzawa. It was a very nice whisky from memory it was a 12 year old whisky aged first in a hogshead and second in a sherry cask. But and its a big butt for taste value alone and not collection reasons it was just that a nice whisky on taste alone to me it wouldn't be worth a huge price.