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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki 1979, Japanese Oak Cask, 119.2 Tasting notes and reviews

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yamazaki 1979, Japanese Oak Cask, 119.2

Brand
Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression
Yamazaki 1979, Japanese Oak Cask, 119.2
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
57.40%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Scotland) ~ Yamazaki Distillery
Website
www.smws.com
Availability
SMWS members from Autumn/ Winter 2003

Michael Jackson

87
Nose
Incense, beeswax, cedar, roasted coffee, ripe fruits (kumquats cherries, plums).
Palate
Dense. Slippery. Toasty malt. Coffee, with figs and chicory.
Finish
Black treacle toffee. Perhaps even maple syrup.
Comment
A breakfast malt? Splendidly complex, with Japanese oak adding that extra touch of distinctiveness.

Michael Jackson

87
Nose
Complex, head-filling aromas. Perfumed, intense. Walking in a damp pine forest (needles, sap, spruce) pear, spice, malt, toasted nuts, light oak, crystallised ginger, sandalwood, deck varnish.
Palate
Crisp, clean and malty. Mature with balanced oak. Some light smoke in the background. All the flavours on the nose.
Finish
Long and complex.
Comment
A tremendous malt. World class.
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