Hi everyone. As I said in the chat section, I finished a bottle of Yamazaki 12yrs and absolutely loved it. The nose was beautifully fragrant and sweet, but the palate was dry and wonderfully woody, and super smooth. For me, this is an instant repeat buy (which I just have) and is one of the most pleasant whiskies I've yet sampled.
The actual box of this whisky has very little information on it however. I was then very surprised to find out from another whisky site that the Yamazaki 12yrs is aged in 3 types of wood barrel: American, Japanese and Spanish oak. Every other whisky I have displays plenty of information on the box. Particularly major selling points such as non chill filtering, no adding coloring, matured/finished in sherry, wine, port casks etc. Basically anything that distinguishes it from some other (lesser) whisky.
I am very surprised that if a manufacturer goes to all the trouble of maturing their whisky in 3 types of wood, that it doesn't bother to actually state this on the box. To me, this just doesn't seem to be very good product enhancement/promotion. I would have thought that you'd state something like this clearly on the box as 3 wood maturation is indicative of a high end whisky. But if no one knows........