Yamazaki Distillery Exclusive

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
300 ml 300 ml
Bottled for
Suntory W.Shop - Osaka
Japan Japan
Added on
11 apr 2017 7:46 am

Average value

€ 241.93

4 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

185 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Yamazaki Distillery Exclusive

7 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.63 points.

  1. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Amazingly good for the fact that it was probably bottled quite young. When I rummage through my memory and think of 10-year-old Yamazaki, this one actually seems even more harmonious.
    When visiting the distillery, you can really access it without hesitation.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very nice flowery, spicy, fresh.
      Honey, dried orange slices, vanilla, fine oak spice, summer flower meadow, tangerines.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Amazingly powerful for 40%.
      Mandarins, vanilla pudding, oak seasoning, marzipan, apricots, light tannins.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish. Orange, pipe tobacco and honey.

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  3. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Okay for Bourboncask fans, has nothing to do with flaws apart from a little alcohol in the nose, but anything but exciting or complex.
    • Nose
      Malt, cereals, some resin and pear, macadamia, a little bit bubbly and that at 40%, respect, young, rustic bourbon barrel, green apple, vanilla
    • Taste
      Dry peach, cereals, honey, malt, almonds, macadamia, vanilla, some milk chocolate, light, dry apple and pear, some ginger and young oak
    • Finish
      Almonds, apricots, apples, some toffee, apple core, short to medium

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Had bought this personally at the distillery after getting our mouths watered during the tour.

    It smells delicious after I've given it around 10 minutes.
    Clearly vanilla, slightly sweet, somewhat woody.

    Mild in the mouth - good, it has only 40% - now has a slightly spicier effect. The oak notes come out.

    Really tasty ...

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Young-tasting, benign, smooth, no off-flavors, drinkable -- essentially, it's a Yamazaki that is sold at the distillery shop (price is USD$15) for visitors to bring home so that they can say they've been to the distillery. Tourists come by the busloads (Chinese, Koreans, Japanese..), so they obviously don't have enough aged stock for these folks. The limit was one bottle per customer. Nothing here for the experienced drinker. 

  6. pelle86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. RL_whisky scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Fresh, citrus like with a hint of fruit, well done bottling which doesn't need time to open up (additional time doesn't improve it I think, but fruity notes disappear).
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      71 71

  8. AdelphosHume did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Toward the end of the bottle, there's a hint of Yamazaki's new-make yeasty sourness and more woodiness on the nose. The palate breaks apart a bit, but salted caramel shows up and the baking spices linger for longer on the finish. This is a mixture of sherry-cask and new white-oak cask matured Yamazaki that have been aged for about 10 years, according to the shop assistant. The price was 1,460 yen in the shop, which makes this a great deal.
    • Nose
      sherry and raspberries, oak and floral (violets), slight acetone note, citrus, vanilla custard, marshmallows
    • Taste
      sherry and dried fruits, cafe latte, cocoa
    • Finish
      baking spices and licorice allsorts

  9. pelle86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This bottle can only be bought directly in the Yamazaki Distillery Gift Shop in Yamazaki, Japan.


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