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Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

Overall rating
83.18/100
votes
308
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bordeaux Wine & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4901777254800
Added on
12 Mar 2014 7:27 pm by Stijn

Average value

€ 92,11

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.18 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    A dram that looks like a good Japanese blend, but that does not bring a personal characteristic, which is forgotten quickly, in short, it becomes more a whisky to thirst for me!
    • Nose
      wood, minty scent, orange
    • Taste
      velvety, fruity not very distinctive, on bitter orange, rather dry wood, a floral side, it smells young and fresh!
    • Finish
      short, on the same aromas, and monolithic

  2. valery77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Comprehensive, very pleasant. Vanilla notes, hint of acetone, freshly sawn board, polish, cotton candy, yellow apples, banana, cardboard, spices (clove?), A little perfume, hint of mint. Over time, closer to the middle of the dram, light wine notes and pickled cucumbers begin to appear. 22
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet. Black pepper, other spices, tropical fruits, oak tannins, ascorbic, caramel. 20
    • Finish
      Medium in length, slightly astringent, tannin, bitterness and some kind of phantom smoke appear at the end. 21

      Pleasant whisky with a speyside character. Balance -21.
      Total 84.

  3. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    It is woody and well balanced. A little chocolate, lemon, grassy notes. A nice finale.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. GJR scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    I love the different perspective on a sherry-matured single malt. But… for me it stays too feeble. As if somebody needs to clean the dust of the palate.
    • Nose
      75 75
      Surprisingly dusty! There are some red and tropical fruits, but they seem to be covered with dust (!?). In addition, I find notes of white chocolate, hazelnut, lychees, peaches and strawberries, but these are fairly weak. I notice also a bit of sulphur and some vinegar, both not the most agreeable scents. Then fruity red and white wine, maybe even champagne. Overall, the nose is sweet and dusty, and a bit acidic. The fruits never seem to manage to come out on top.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oh, this is better. Salty tea and Japanese spices. The palate is drying, spicy, and slightly smoky. All very pleasant. Notes, well I should say hints, of white chocolate, hazelnuts, peaches and lychees (as in the nose). The cask influence is barely noticeably, which can be good, but in this case a bit more cask influence might have pushed the intensity right up. Nevertheless, the taste supersedes the nose hands down.
    • Finish
      80 80
      More of the above.

  6. DrBardamu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. meatlove scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. DrBardamu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Sandman scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Orange, chocolate, raisins, apricot, plums, orange blossom, hint of sea salt and plasters.
    • Taste
      Apricot, orange, chocolate, prunes, cinnamon, almonds, sea salt, little pepper, oak and plasters.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, orange peel, dried fruit, spices and nuts.

  10. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: an easy, nontrivial, memorable, everyday whisky. Rating: 85 (n23, t21, f20, b21)
    • Nose
      Aroma: Sugary, with a high content of caramel shades, orange candies, honey and spicy spices.
    • Taste
      Taste: sweet, creamy, sweet, candy, with a nutty note.
    • Finish
      Finish: medium duration, slightly tarnished, not complicated, but pleasant. I feel vanilla cream, sugar candy, honey, fruit candies.

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