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Yamazaki 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Yamazaki 12 Years Old

12 Years Old
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
12 years old
Produced at
Yamazaki Distillery
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Michael Jackson

Sweet, malty, flowery.
Crisp. Grassy. Almost herbal.
Long, perfumy. Parma violet sweets? Becoming drier. Slightly biscuity.
This was a pioneering malt in Japan, for which Suntory deserve great credit.

Jim Murray

Finely balanced; with assorted citrus notes.
Warming to the point of spicy. Lots of custardy vanilla and butterscotch.
Thinly textured. Disappointing.
Impressive nose and excellent body is undone slightly by the untidy finish.
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