THE YAMAZAKI DISTILLER’S RESERVE
Released in Spring 2014, this is one of two Distiller’s Reserve single malt whiskies from Suntory in Japan. Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky Distillers Reserve has been constructed to showcase the qualities of Yamazaki’s young single malt, which have been matured in ex-red wine casks for three years. These have been accentuated by blending with older malts matured in ex-sherry casks (aged approximately 20 years) and Japanese oak (called mizunara) casks.The wine cask dominate the nose with strawberries and red fruit taking centre stage with a hint of dried fruit from the sherry cask and a touch of coconut. On the palate, an abundance of red fruit with raspberries, strawberries and even redcurrants coming through.Relatively long finish with vanilla and sweet spice dancing around the tongue.
72 in stock