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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki 1980, White Oak Cask, 119.1 Tasting notes and reviews

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki 1980, White Oak Cask, 119.1

Brand
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression
Yamazaki 1980, White Oak Cask, 119.1
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
50.90%
Vintage
1980
Produced at
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Scotland) ~ Yamazaki Distillery
Website
www.smws.com
Availability
SMWS members from Autumn/ Winter 2003

Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Lightly malty. Creamy. Vanilla. Ripe bananas.
Palate
Light to medium. Very smooth. Creamy. Cinnamon. Brown sugar. Anis.
Finish
Some tart apple tannins, and a surge of gingery spiciness.
Comment
Elegant, and more flavoursome than Suntory bottlings I think.

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Medium to full-bodied. Perfumed. Floral, rose-like, mint, toffee apple, polished oak, walnut, raffia, nutty malt.
Palate
Ripe sweet and chewy. Toffee, cream with light touches of leather. Dried fruits. Has maturity.
Finish
Tingling oak.
Comment
A little bigger, but slightly duller than 119. 2.
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