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Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

Overall rating
82.78/100
votes
471
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt Whisky
Casktype
Bordeaux Wine & Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
山崎
Barcode
4901777254800
Added on
12 Mar 2014 7:22 pm by Stijn
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 179.76

35 × in wishlist

471 × member ratings

1558 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

72 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.78 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Administrator

    Japanese whiskies are nowadays either fake or ridiculously expensive, and even NAS expressions like the Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve are hard to find. Fruity, rich and not overtly young, the nose offers papaya, exotic spices and lemon cream, enriched by sandalwood, peach and a floral scent. The arrival has a bit of a nip, but the taste quickly improves with notes of strawberries, grapefruit and menthol. Peppery spices, tannins and evolving dryness from the Bordeaux casks drive the intense finish. It's a very decent dram, although light years behind the 12-year-old.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 82 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

  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Not something I would buy and drink, even at the local pricing in Japan.

  4. bakerman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. Deloti scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Story Tellers: Tasting Whisky in January 2018
    fruity, fatty body. peaches, lychees, and a lingering finish
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The Bordeaux wine casks give a piquant spiciness,
    and one of the few good price/value ratio japanese stuffs.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Floral. Green apple, citruses, vanilla, Verbena candies and touch of spicy oak.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Red apple, orange peel, unripe banana, pepper, tannic oak and milk caramel.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  9. WSP scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      green fruit, lime, blossom, citrus, apple
    • Taste
      apple, wood, banana, caramel, cake, oil, peach, wood tones

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