Type: Single Malt
Score: 88 points
This whisky was released to celebrate Suntory’s 25th anniversary of Yamazaki single malts, and the use of Japanese oak casks make it a very interesting dram. The appearance is coppery, thick, and oily, and the nose is spicy and woody with notes of malt, baking bread, and is slightly nutty. The taste has intense spices at first, which fade to reveal sweet notes of molasses and black cherries. The finish is short and slightly tart.