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Yamazaki 1980 Japanese White Oak Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Yamazaki 1980 Japanese White Oak Cask

Brand
Yamazaki
Expression
1980 Japanese White Oak Cask
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
58.00%
Vintage
1980
Produced at
Yamazaki Distillery
Website
www.suntory.com/yamazaki
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

Nose
Very aromatic. Floral, but flowers with a heavy scent, like a geranium. Or perhaps a tropical flower. Leafy. Herbal. Minty. Oily.
Palate
Fragrant, with lots of flavour development. Cedary notes, orange and maple syrup.
Finish
Sweet but also peppery.
Comment
The most herbal and spicy of these three bottlings, and the most distinctive.

Dave Broom

Nose
Medium-weight, quite oaky — sawmills, cedar logs, varnish. A sweetness akin to maple syrup or candy floss and an orangey note.
Palate
Soft. Clean, fresh maltiness. Grips from mid-palate, building up charred notes. Clean, spicy.
Finish
Clean. Soft.
Comment
Aged in a Japanese-made, second-fill, US white oak cask, so no bourbon ageing involved. A worthwhile experiment typical of this enterprising distillery.
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