Japanese Whisky Yamazaki
Japanese Whisky Yamazaki distillery is owned by Japanese Company Suntory and is based on the outskirts of Kyoto
Suntory have not confined their activities to just the alcoholic beverage and food businesses, they have also entered the health foods, food service and flower markets.
Suntory operations have extended to Asia, centered on China, and to the United States, as well as to the operation of distinguished distilleries and châteaux in Europe.
5-2-1 Yamazaki, Shimamoto-cho, Mishima-gun, Osaka. 618-0001. Japan.
Telephone: +81 75 961 1234
Fax: +81 75 962 8961
Whiskies from 'Yamazaki Distillery'
- Suntory Yamazaki 1982 Sherry Wood
Any whisky-lover would be glad of the chance to taste this, even if it is on the woody side
- Yamazaki 12 Year Old
A pioneering malt in Japan, for which Suntory deserve great credit. In its early days, it was rounded and delicate, as though wary of offending anyone. Now it is more intense, confident and elegant.
- Yamazaki 12 Year Old
This was a pioneering malt in Japan, for which Suntory deserve great credit
- Yamazaki 18 Year Old
Well-balanced. Full of flavour
- Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt
Big flavours, and a lot happening, but could be rounder.
- Yamazaki 1980 Japanese White Oak Cask
The most herbal and spicy of these three bottlings, and the most distinctive
- Yamazaki 1991 Bourbon Cask
An interesting interplay of flavours. Comes to rather an abrupt halt
- Yamazaki 1991 Sherry Cask
Can the elegant Yamazaki whisky stand up to heavy sherry? In this case, yes. A dexterously balanced malt
- Yamazaki 1993 Bourbon Cask
The Yamazaki I know well; but with a more obvious and robust hint of bourbon character
- Yamazaki 80th Anniversary Bottling
A lovely, elegant, delicately malty Yamazaki
- Yamazaki Bourbon Cask 1993
Lots happening, lively, enjoyable
- Yamazaki Oak Cask 1979
Scores points for its robust distinctiveness.
- Yamazaki Sherry Cask 1984
A huge whisky but overwhelmingly fruity and alcoholic.
- Yamazaki SMWS 119.1 1980, White Oak Cask
Elegant, and more flavoursome than other Suntory bottlings
- Yamazaki SMWS 119.2 1979, Japanese Oak Cask
A breakfast malt? Splendidly complex, with Japanese oak adding that extra touch of distinctiveness.
- Yamazaki SMWS 119.3 1993, Aged 10 Years
A surprising amount of peat in this usually very delicate malt
- Yamazaki SMWS 119.5 1991, Aged 11 Years
Saves all the action for the finish. Very appetising
Yamazaki has won a number of Whiskey Awards In 2003, Yamazaki 12 Years captured a Gold Award at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC), one of the world's most authoritative international liquor competitions.
A year later in 2004, Hibiki 30 Years won the Trophy, the highest award in the Challenge.
2005, Yamazaki 18 Years won a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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