Type Single malt
Region Honshu – Osaka
Age Non âgé
Degree 43 %
Volume 70 cl
Peat Non peated
Package Cardboard box
Born in the Suntory historical distillery, the first in Japan, the Yamazaki Distiller ‘s Reserve is the new single malt to integrate the permanent whisky range of the brand. Fruity flavors, big part of the Yamazaki distillery signature including strawberry, cherry and white peach, are complemented by japanese typical spicy notes including cinnamon, incense and ginger.
Whisky very sweet and easy to drink, the Yamazaki Distiller ‘s Reserve is ideal for amateurs and very intriguing for fans of japanese whisky. It can be tasted straight or “on the rocks” with ice, but you can just as well serve a “highball” lying with sparkling water for a typical japanese experience of tasting.
Assuming that “age alone is not the only quality of a whisky”, Suntory is challenging convention by proposing this new single malt. Indeed, Yamazaki Distiller ‘s Reserve is a whisky in hand, because it’s a blended work among older whiskies named “veterans” and whiskies rather young but with amazing and attractive features, the team blenders called them “young talent” .
Three main elements enter into the composition of this single malt : a young talent and two veterans. Suntory selected as his young talent, a young whisky matured in French oak barrels of wine from Bordeaux with exceptional aromatic qualities for his young age. To bring complexity and body while respecting the signature of Yamazaki, blenders have selected whiskies aged over 20 years in sherry casks. Finally, to harmonize this blend, Suntory opted for a whisky aged in japanes oak barrels, the precious mizunara, which brings typically japanese spicy notes.
Released in Spring 2014, this is one of two Distiller’s Reserve single malt whiskies from Suntory in Japan. This single malt from the Yamazaki distillery is jam-packed with superb red berry notes, gained from the whisky being matured in Bordeaux wine casks and Sherry casks. It also features malt matured in Mizunara casks, adding subtle fragrant oak notes.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Classic Yamazaki strawberries and dried fruits with floral notes coming from the Mizunara cask whisky. Fragrant sandalwood and maybe coconut. Certainly a whisky where you could get lost in its nose!
Palate: The dried berries remain lively on the palate (it even develops some raspberry notes along the way), but they’re dialled back a bit to make room for light oak, white peach and a small amount of spice.
Finish: Vanilla lasts and lasts, with spicy but sweet cinnamon acting as a final flourish.
Overall: Top quality Japanese whisky, and excellent value too. Can’t go wrong with this, really.