Yamazaki Sherry Cask

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Nov 2013 9:54 pm

Average value

€ 8638.40

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229 × member ratings

395 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki Sherry Cask

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.82 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    In the mouth I feel the Yama delicious but more to drink away .. at the right tasting he shows weaknesses as if old superimposed whisky was in there and a slight alcohol note
    mmh, I like them indeed
    • Nose
      ripe dark sherry
      damp wood
      soaked raisins
      Cloves, cinnamon,
      it mixes in the smell old and new
      Vanilla and glue
      with slightly mellow to old wooden barrel
    • Taste
      cool, plumy start,
      Glow on the tongue then almost smoky in the throat
      Bitterness, Wood,
      then sweetness like a fino sherry slight alcohol note !!

    • Finish
      Finish medium
      dry chocolate
      Wood bitter
      in the background raisins in sherry
      after he is gone He comes once again with some wet sweetness

  2. WhiskeyFinder scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Simply amazing! I was lucky enough to try this in Marseille while on vacation.
    From the nose to the finish was extraordinary!

  3. Thewowbar1986 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted this one in...2013 if i remind well...SITS festival in Brussels, Tatsuya Minagawa was the brand ambassador and took care on this yamazaki masterclass...Line up...
    1.Yamazaki puncheon
    2.Yamazaki bourbon barrel
    3.Yamazaki 18
    4.Yamazaki mizunara
    5.Yamazaki sherry
    All 2013 versions...all good whisky and u bought 1 from each, because these were great drinking and sharing whisky's...but nowadays i don't really see why they sky rocket!! For me an 88 pointer, great sherry whisky, but not THE very
    best for me.

  4. whiskystore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Soy, mushrooms, oak wood, sweet spicy, dades, figs, japan style ( the best of ) Karuizawa? Yochi? Yamazaki? hmm it´s an Yamazaki sherry cask 2013, sherry cask, it is the Japan style on this.

    Conservated dark plums, prunes, hmm this is a pleasent dram.

    Well, this one is special, i went to my local whiskystore ( Systembolaget city ) they had 9 bottles of this at the time, i bought 6 and left 3 bottles for others to enjoy, 2 bottles i give as gift to friends and 4 bottles to drink, nice dram at 88-89p, but then come Murray and all went crazy, the bottles was type of lottery wins and the prices was silly, i drank my bottles and one friend drank his bottle but one friend whom was 50 y ( party ) saved his bottle and still have it in his cabinet, a nice birthday gift and a nice bottle to sell, the price is 20 times silly but a real nice 88-89p whisky

  5. Saftkenner scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I tasted the Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 at the same time as the 18-year-old Yamazaki, who is one of my beloved favorites. The Sherry Cask really goes one better! Now I understand the hype, but not the price development. The Sherry Cask is darker and delivers significantly more flavor than the 18-year-old, and is also impressively intense. In my opinion, the added value compared to the 18-year-old lies primarily in the higher drinking strength, which means that significantly more aromas are delivered. But of course that's no wonder either. Imagine thinning a 25 year old Glengoyne down from 48% to 43% ...
    Ultimately, I am very happy that I had the opportunity to taste this bottling despite the moon prices that have persisted for years. It's crazy how this one rating by Jim Murray, i.e. the individual opinion of one critic, has turned the prices of almost the entire Japanese whisky world upside down. The Yamazaki Sherry Cask was still very good value for money when it was released at € 180. And so, since 2014, the price of the 18-year-old Yamazaki has risen from 130 to almost 600 € and there is no improvement in sight. When I think about it, I wish for a time machine ...
    There are of course many other malts, for example some Glenfarclas Family Casks, that offer such intensity and sherry load, but the European oak flavor is really another one and is very different from what is offered here ...
    I just can't get past Yamazakis. The distillery character is just divine.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Almost bizarrely spicy (in a positive sense). The alcohol is wonderfully integrated and not noticeable. Oak spices and fruits alternate.
      Pickled cherries and plums, blood orange, cinnamon, vanilla, marzipan, dark chocolate, roasted coffee aromas.
      The distillery character still comes through well and I notice clear parallels to the 18 and even the 12 Yamazaki.
    • Taste
      95 95
      Wonderfully oily and salivary stimulating. You feel as if the fluid in your mouth is doubling.
      Prunes, cherries, cinnamon, vanilla, full Japanese oak load with a lot of spice and little bitterness.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Long finish. Cherry, vanilla, prunes, oak, strawberries.
      The next morning the sherry is still there when you wake up.

  6. DaviDave did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Was sold two times as a refilled bottle with fake seal on ebay!

    "This nice Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2013 Whisky is a Decobottle incl. original Box is very hard to find.
    Conditon: full & sealed bottle

    This item is a Decobottle but has good Single Malt inside. "

    02. Okt. 2020 19:59:31 MESZ

    27. Sep. 2020 07:17:19 MESZ

    So be careful with this bottling!

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very enjoyable sherry bomb, the best whisky in the world, not too sure about that, reminiscent of 60s macallans even less, but at a more reasonable price point I wouldnt mind a bottle, as the owner of a famous bar in Tokyo once told me, it is great as a party drink.

  9. WheelsOfWhisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

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

  10. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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


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