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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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Martine Nouet

Floral and nutty. Freesia. Fresh crushed almonds. Beeswax. Touch of damp earth. Pear drop. Ripe banana.
Velvety, coating. Pleasant fruity profile. William pears. Mashed banana with a touch of demerara sugar. Sweet liquorice.
Medium length. Clean, fruity.
An open and conversational whisky. Does not boast complexity but has a vibrant fruity aromatic profile. Tastes stronger than 43%.

Dave Broom

Citric, with touches of flowers (freesia, lilac, apple blossom) and light esters: pineapple. Some softer fruits as well. Very clean.
Better than the nose with real mid palate sweetness. Very spicy: nutmeg, long pepper, alongside some light lemon sherbert. In time it gets slightly richer: coconut and brown sugar.
Medium length. Soft fruits.
A session whisky which is better on the palate than the nose.
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