Yamazaki 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
30 Dec 2011 4:42 pm

Average value

€ 265.66

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72 × member ratings

453 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.57 points

  1. Yomimita scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Claudio + Cats scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    from the "good Yamazaki" the cheapest. He does not come close to the 18s, but is much better than the 10yr, which is nothing. A good whisky also for guests. You have something right, so you do not have to be ashamed. Nevertheless, do not spend too much on bananas who probably can not appreciate expensive whiskys.

    in German: Tsu drinke good. Cat drinking nothing, woman drinking and Kollega. mer gutt than 10yr that nothing good. Taste like wood candy, with nothing to it. Breis is ok, but fil more expensive, dan nix mer buy that. make little drunk, must saufn almost half pulle. drink ganse pulle, you then "remangé", that is French, are automatically zurukessen, comes alone. Since all wisgi schmekke, abr nothing fröide.

  3. Basil Byttebier scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    This whisky tastes like a creamy ripe fruit. The nose reminds me of springtime when everything is blooming.  Different fruits like Apple, orange, apricot combined with flowers and honey. 

    When tasting it feels like satin touching the tongue: an oh so creamy texture that gives a very soothing feeling. The body is an extension and a confirmation of the nose.

    It ends rather dry but sweet and more fruit,sugar,vanilla before it gently slips away like it was never there. 

    This whisky made me smile, happy and springtime would be an excellent season to enjoy this. Late hot summer eves would also be interesting. 
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. webdiver scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Gronqvist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Hard to put a finger on, but still, a little too simplistic. 

    Something missing - worth 85 point.

    Tasted : 9. March 2014.
    • Nose
      Sugared with nut oil, apricot, orange zest, caramel, jasmine vanilla, honey, a little apples, cinnamon and muscovado sugar. 
    • Taste
      Smooth and soft with good sweetness, citrus, tropical fruits, a little rum, candy, honey, malt, cloves and cedar wood.
    • Finish
      Medium length with notes of pineapple, apricot, dry wood, a little sherry and slightly bitter and a dry end.

  7. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    "Both Suntory YAMAZAKI 12- and 18- year old single malts are aged in casks of three different kinds of oaks: American, Spanish and Japanese. This gives Suntory Whisky its unique quality. Each drink has a distinct taste. The 12-Year is a medium-bodied whisky with the aromas of dried fruits and honey. It has a delicate, mellow taste with a lingering, woody, dry finish." - Distillery



  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aged in casks of three different kinds of oaks: American, Spanish and Japanese.

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Flowery. Fresh herbs. Biscuity.
    • Taste
      Lightly clean and sweet. Honeyed. Intense.
    • Finish
      Burst of concentrated perfumy sweetness, balanced by cereal-grain notes and Japanese oak.


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