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Yamazaki 18-year-old

Category Single Malt from Japan
Details Details
Distillery
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Age 18 years old
Casktype Sherry, Bourbon, Mizunara Casks
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Barcode 4901777126039
Price 348.00$ 379.32£ 292.32
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
Claudio + Cats Note
a couple of days ago
Claudio + Cats gave this whisky 93 points

Lol, Gaija. you can sell to me 1000 bottles for 100$, if you have. Then you make a win of 10000$. Thats 10x more than the value of your collection. i pay additional the shipping fees. Deal? Go to your shop arround the corner, maybe they have 1000 bottles. Payment today in cash is possible. 

Better you drink the ashtraywather from caol ila, its really cheaper and probably very good with Coca Cola. 
Gaija Note
less than a month ago
Gaija gave this whisky 90 points

Sure it's an extremely pleasant dram with these serene red fruits notes, along side high-end black tea, spices, and exotic woods. It's an extremely well-composed sherried malt with nothing too loud or over the top, and at that it definitely is very Japanese indeed. That probably remains my favourite Yamazaki to date (granted, I've only had 5 or 6 different ones), even above the Mizunara.


That said ... needless to say it's nowhere near worth the obnoxious pricetag it now commands. Everyone tempted to blindly buy this bottle has to be aware of the fact that massive hype and discountinuted-status play a (far too) big role in its price. I remember seeing it in my local shop for 90$ in late 2014. Sigh.

Anyway, try it if you can, there's something about its "profile composition" that isn't to be found in most Scotch counterparts.
Gris Tasting note
about a month ago
Gris gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Du chocolat, des raisins secs, des fruits secs ... Du thé et puis des fruits sechés aussi (dattes/prunes).

Taste

Du bois, toujours des fruits secs bien présents. Du caramel qui rajoute de la douceur et de belles notes de sherry. Quelques notes de tabac également.

Finish

Moyennement long et équilibré entre le fruité et l'épicé.

Comments

Une très belle expression du whisky japonais, mon préféré parmi tous ceux que j'ai pu goûter d'ailleurs.

Damned ma bouteille est presque vide et, vu les prix se pratiquant désormais, je n'en rachèterai probablement pas :'(

Claudio + Cats Note
about a month ago
Claudio + Cats gave this whisky 93 points

Das ist einer der allerbesten Whiskys unter 1000 Euro. Der ist deutlich besser als etwa der Sherry Cask 2013 oder 2009, die ich auch offen habe. Ich wiederhole es gerne - der ist selbst jetzt noch - ein Schnäppchen!!! In 2 Jahren gibsts keine mehr unter 600-700. in 5 Jahren ist der um 800-1000. Es gibt nicht viele Scotch, die dem das Wasser reichen können. Klar, es gibt noch bessere - der Yamazaki 25yr. zB. Den 35er und 50er konnte ich leider noch nie probieren. Die sind nicht nur teuer, weil sie selten sind, sondern weil sie gut sind. Der 25er ist das Blut des Zeus! Aber auch jedes Glas vom 18er ist ein Gedicht. Ich freue mich über jeden, der mir die Flasche billig verkauft, wenn sie doch zu viel teuer ist. Viele beschreiben den gar nicht so schlecht. Aber wenn man Orangen liebt, soll man Orangen essen und nicht Ananas! Die schmecken halt nicht wie Orangen! Der Yamazaki 18 stellt jeden "Glen Furz" in den Schatten. Ebenfalls alle Aschenbecher-Rauchsäulen von "Ei la", obwohl ich einige alte Bowmore, ab 25j. durchaus auch zu schätzen weiss.

Auf Neudeutsch: Du vrkoff dise mir bilig, das gutt voll krass Mann, ig kaufe. Nix fürr Frosch das keine anung, nur kennen brikket was is bilige fusel. Du schreibe scheisse fon breis, ha ha du nix ferste-e von guttwiski dise. Voll krass, alter. Du dafürr gans sigger habe Schpoiler auf VW Disel, was meine ferari is, hat mer ps als trabi von bratmaxe ost. Warum du saufen dise weil nix anung, besser saufe fusel andere was wie aschenbecher und scheisse von usakanada, das grosse fusel. Koste nurr 25 dolar, nur. Is voll krass bilig, sage warum! Beser lasse yama18 fur egsbert, das verste-e was dafon.

Ei gaff dise Wisgi 93 puängte.

BMeyerdierks Note
about a month ago
BMeyerdierks gave this whisky 92 points

What is the problem with the price? Yes, 400€ is a lot of money, but hey folks.....are you looking at the actually whisky prices for an 18 year old "normal" whisky? 


Look for example to ardbeg....
the actually 21 ..... about 440+ Euros and not very tasty.....(no 18y but close to)
the new one from lmdw......ardbeg 18y.....429€.......

and so on........


and this one is a winner and a very very delicious whisky.....the others not......

And in this case the price is for some very "dramatically" for the other bottles not.....why?
Ailios Note
about a month ago
Ailios gave this whisky 93 points

Of course its expensive, it's a discontinued bottling so it's now priced for collectors rather than consumers therefore it's no longer fair or relevant to judge it by its price today.

[my-collection]
robain Tasting note
a couple of months ago
robain gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

nutty, spicy, sherried

Taste

fresh and cool, sweet round sherry

Finish

long vanilla and sherry finish, full of dried fruits and sweetness.

Comments

Waaaaaaaaaay to expensive for its contents. Rather buy anything else, im glad this was a sample.

[my-collection]
robain Review note
a couple of months ago
robain gave this whisky 80 points
Weighted Rate
80
Nose
85
Initial taste
88
Body
85
Finish
88
Price
25
Presentation
84
[my-collection]
Glen Highland Review note
a couple of months ago
Glen Highland gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
87
Finish
92
Price
24
Presentation
94
MrRancho Tasting note
a couple of months ago
MrRancho gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Schoko, Kirsch, Karamell, Vanille. Insgesamt sehr dicht und schwer. Etwas Orange, etwas Salz.

Taste

Salz, Veilchen, Vanillepudding.

Finish

Mittel, blumig, angenehm.

Comments

Sehr süffig, gaumenschmeichelnd. Die Veilchennoten sind grandios!

40 bottles found in the Marketplace

40on sale

Low as
€ 350.00

Overall rating All versions
689 member votes
88.80
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
87.21
Nose - Aroma
88.97
Initial taste
88.35
Body
88.41
Finish
88.56
Price
76.15
Presentation
87.38
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