The Yamazaki Distillers Reserve
700ml // 43% ABV
An intriguing Japanese release from the Yamazaki distillery stringing from the recent movement toward non-age statement whiskies from producers, this one with a noticeable difference. Suntory's Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve is a mix of malts varying in age and cask type, originating from ex-red wine casks matured for approximately three years, older Sherry matured malts approximately twenty years in age and Mizunara casks, otherwise known as Japanese oak, for a twelve year period.
Amber gold appearance. Understated and pure with aromas of vanilla, cocoa dusted malt and honeyed cereals; hints of fruit cake here too. More stewed pear with air contact. Medium dry, fresh delivery offers a spicy, orchard fruit, vanilla and juicy malt burst. Succulent and fruity to finish. Almost a floral delicacy to the aftertaste. Love the mouthfeel here. A gorgeous harmony of flavour and texture.