Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
American, European and Japanese Mizunara oak
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Oct 2009 6:42 pm

Average value

€ 19357.58

64 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki 1984

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.74 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Moderator

    Quite special woody notes like freshly cut balsa wood, very good and drinkable but not legendary in my mind
    • Nose
      92 92
      Lots of fresh fruits, citrus fruits, oranges, apples, ginger, hints of vanilla, spices, little cinnamon, toffee, tobacco, sherry wood - very good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Punchy, oily, liquorice, subtle sweetness, aromatic oak wood, spices, caraway, cloves, pepper, chili, dark chocolate - great!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, more dry wood notes but not drying

  2. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very creative, the description. It tastes like Mizunara whisky with very light smoke. I have never eaten mushy pears, they only eat wasps in this country.
    On New German: the fanasi tsu fil spits dise say shit. Has pretty nothing fil, wiski drozdem well, abr nix schmekken wi monkey brain on ice. Schmekken wi wisky. Say that completely crass

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very complex and successful. The small side of pear brandy in the nose is a little surprising. Well balanced by the wood and the medicinal fortunately.
    It's for once in the mouth that all the magic operates the most.
    Finally I would put 90 in the nose but a solid 93 in the mouth. Round to 92.
    • Nose
      Very nice nose.
      First, you can smell a cloud of old balsamic vinegar.
      Then fruit in all directions. Apple, pear (and skin), melon, and dried fruits (walnuts, hazelnuts, figs). Salted butter caramel.
      We have a beautiful touch of wood, which oscillates between the brilliant and the astringent. It would puncture almost a little. Or would it be alcohol that comes out all the same?
      A beautiful bouquet of mint, eucalyptus.
      Leather and cinnamon close the march, with a hint of cherry.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it is sublime.
      Slightly oily, everything develops in the mouth in the moment.
      Red fruits, wood, chocolate, noble leather, mushrooms, undergrowth, cinnamon, hazelnut. Yum.

      I have jazz in the background but I miss the Chesterfield; a lounge whisky, sipping while watching the 50th floor view of the city, nostalgic.
    • Finish
      Finale on liquorice, cinnamon, chocolate powder, coconut, pear and a very light caramel. Eucalyptus and mint are always there and make the finish very fresh.

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Somehow, in comparison to the nose and of course for the price, he has almost a little disappointment in his mouth, not so much Mizunara as in the nose, which has really defected from it.
    • Nose
      Incredibly aromatic at first, a wall of pure Mizunara, apple rings everywhere, the best organic honey, brown sugar, peach drops, mushy pear, white chocolate and a touch of delicious gummy bears that I always find at Mizunara, fine nuttiness and beautiful, expensive leather, yellow plums with cinnamon
    • Taste
      Lavender, green tea, stinging nettle tea, fennel, now surprisingly more towards pineapple, honeydew melon and mango chips, yummy raisin, rather medium-bodied, it had presented me harder, molasses, toffee and white chocolate, the organic honey comes in between again , Brown sugar
    • Finish
      Sweet-dry, long, bitter-sweet with the sugar, now more tannins and continue the tea

  5. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very warm, intense Mizunara flavor. Full-bodied like rarely another whisky. At 48%, the alcohol is clearly noticeable. Ev. 1-2 drops of water ... is a matter of taste. A grandiose whisky and now quite expensive. Since I sold 4 bottles through the auctions, there are now 2-3 offers at very high prices on the internet and at auctions. Probably those were my former bottles. One of them was 750ml. Seems to have landed in Holland. Before, this bottle was hard to find.

  6. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Schoof, this is a very rare top product in a completely different league, and not mass-produced, like your booze. The more expensive, but it is logical. You can not care about the price. You have only mass-produced, 3/4 Simples and a pile of empty glass. Not remotely something of similar quality. Do not be ridiculous with such notes, it only seems jealous. On Neudeutsch: You better look your fusel. Can not matter you the pulp, you do not care. Buy your bottle at Aldi, Lidl or Kiosk, the same color as ice tea, but put Tsigarette in ashtray. I also do not care whether your fuselage at Aldi 58.30 only, because Lidl has for 59.50 no matter dise. You do not have such a rare super-pulp, because you only eggspon fusel. That's good too, mus also give this league tiff. You only have small bottle of Aboteker wi cough syrup and fil bottle empty wi Strunz. Schmeisse in waste dise, that's good for nothing. You do not have enough for Eggsperte, if write so shit spare. People think, you fry and fil enid. If has 100 VW Disel with dreksausbuff, you VW Disel Dreks-Egsbert. But drozdem nix fersten of Rollsröiss. the other mash has nothing for other Egsperte in other league yours. Your league blatantly good enough for abfallk evil. You know.

  7. tigercat scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    The gold medal deserves its name!

  8. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This bottle at auction in the UK goes for 4000-4800 euro equivalent, There is someone on Ebay Germany is asking 660 euro for a 3cl sample which would make the equivalent bottle 15500 euro.

    You better hurry before it all goes at such a bargain price.

    I sold a few samples on German ebay some time ago, but I used to divide the price of a bottle (auction price) by 70 and then x by the size of the sample, looking at this price I was obviously far too cheap.

  9. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 2.005 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

  10. CSautter scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Shared from a bottle next to Yamazaki 18 and Karuizawa NOH multi vintage. 

    Aroma: toasted nuts, sherry, raisin, oakFlavor: more toasted nuts and wood, a lot of sherry influence fruit, even red berries and some spices.  a bitterness that I don't really enjoy creeps in.

    Finish: medium length, drying out, good sherry and toasted nut throughout, not very strong alcohol heat.  

    Overall: I can't say I'm disappointed but I actually preferred the Yamazaki 18.  The NOH multi vintage Karuizawa blows it away.  I would like to try the cask strength versions of this because it's just a tad thin and simple at times compared to other great Japanese malts.  The bitterness in the flavor is also at odds with the other flavors.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84


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