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Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

Overall rating
82.21/100
votes
35
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
Japanese Label
Barcode
4901777233812
Added on
07 Sep 2014 12:38 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 171.00

6 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

118 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.21 points

  1. Koalafant scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Notes from 2015-01-14
    Despite the comparatively short finish a balanced and complex malt ... also very interesting.
    • Nose
      Sweet sweetness of sweet wine paired with exotic fruits, caramel and honey.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, sweet with notes of oak and honey; Something ethereal.
    • Finish
      pretty short

  2. htz881 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Rien scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  4. TheJerm did not rate this whisky Newbie

    • Nose
      weak nose. powdered sugar, little bit of lemon, little bit of mint
    • Taste
      lemon, orange chocolate, a bit of light char, green apple
    • Finish
      milk chocolate, citrus, cocoa powder, 

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    fresh, floral, gentle and pleasant. sweet, oily butter, candy and
    hint of caramel, fresh spring water. medium finish. overall a superb
    whisky, if not for the absurd prices, this could be the PERFECT entry
    level whisky for the eastern representation.

    NOTE: originally scored 83, -2 points for the price, because it's too darn expensive for a no age entry level whisky

  7. karloff scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Even though it's a NAS expression, I found it to be a very pleasant and well rounded ,well balanced malt.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. karloff scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    This was a gift off a friend who went to japan. I have had the 12 years old and loved it, this did not disappoint either.
    • Nose
      This has a nice fresh, flowery nose There is a strong apricot presence with a dash of honey and a hint of citrus.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, this has a very delicate touch to it, it's light and citrus with a little hint of liquorice.
    • Finish
      A nice long citrus finish.

  9. henge scored this whisky 55 points Newbie

    For an entry level NAS, this is quite decent stuff, but considering that (even in Japan) you get 12yo Scottish malts for the same price, it is overpriced!
    • Nose
      Fermented fruit, strong alcoholic note. A dash of water lifts the strong alcoholic smell and brings about vanilla and slight oak.
    • Taste
      Weak arrival, then bitter oak. A dash of water almost eliminates the bitterness and allows the fruity taste behind it to show.
    • Finish
      Getting sweeter, vanilla. Lasting not very long, and everything is happening at the tip of the tongue.

  10. m884 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is the Japanese label of the Distillers Reserve in the west.

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