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Overall rating
89.81/100
votes
235
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4901777247444
Added on
14 Nov 2013 9:54 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 7121.67

76 × in wishlist

235 × member ratings

388 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki Sherry Cask

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.81 points

  1. WheelsOfWhisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    What a joke! It was sold at 130th ...
    It is Attali's famous "one-legged pants".

  2. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. detachedblue scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Not bad at all, just don't understand the hype, as always.
    • Nose
      Very rich and jammy, a lot of blackcurrants, fresh grapes, a bit new oak and paint, black chocolates, very salty.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, a lot of pepper, rich and some new oak.
    • Finish
      Long, coffee beans, hot chocolates, and dates.

  5. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Massive woody japanese sherry bomb. Overpriced. It's grotesque, but good.
    • Nose
      Big sherry, prune, forest fruits, caramel, vanilla, banana, antique leather and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Bittersweet. Big sherry and oak. Citruses, candied orange peel, fruit liqueurs and acidic red wines.
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet.

  7. Kumachan scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    At 150 - 180 € a big yes. Otherwise .... no. If it had to be assigned a grade: Subjectively a 90
    • Nose
      The dress is beautiful, we will lose in the face of a light. .. beautiful brown eyes. Splendid, the bouquet is infinite, it's a moment an aged red wine with notes of cedar, jammy blackcurrant, a banyuls, with walnuts, grilled, bitter cocoa, dried pruno, raisin to the brandy, cherry. The evolution over 30 minutes amplifies, towards notes of earth, candied orange, dry apricot. A rare moment!
    • Taste
      The violin is tuned and in the mouth a beautiful concert! Roasted and toasted notes, dried fruit, fig, black cherries, nuts. Fat and the material present. A light chilli.
    • Finish
      It is perfectly balanced, the finish is long on saline notes, reglissé almost iodized.

  8. wisekycourse did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    On the nose, old wood a little soggy, dusty leather, sweet vanilla and black fruit macerated immediately!

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A difficult one to score because like many of the Japanese offering  its very sherried and very woody but  I like the mouthfeel its  what I would call Luscious like a Macallan 25 sherry on steroids but less rounded?????

    I have kept the price at 85 so as not to distort the true score because being honest this would be around 50 on current so called value, strictly speaking whisky like this on a quality/price ratio is very poor but hey that's the whisky world we live in.

    As for being the best whisky in the world 2015 , well its utter rubbish of course.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A Jekyll & Hyde malt for me, too bitter in parts to be really good but quite thick and Luscious on the palate which probably wins out in the end.
    • Nose
      Treacle toffee, dark plum, soy sauce, vanilla, banoffee pie, black cherry, blueberry.
    • Taste
      Bitter wood mixed in with rich sherry at first, plum skins, thick caramel, full bodied red wine (residue).

      On the one hand it has the usual Yamazaki woody bitterness and on the other a nice creamy mouthfeel with an array of rich flavours.
    • Finish
      Long, fizzy with the bitterness receding.

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