Yamazaki 1993 Heavily Peated


This is a rare peated (26ppm) version of Yamazaki, distilled in 1993 and matured in a single white-oak puncheon before being bottled in 2008 at 62% ABV.

Bottle 172 of 503.

TASTING NOTES (by Whiskyfun.com)

This is a brand new peated version (26ppm) and the puncheon was a 2nd fill one (American oak). Colour: pale gold. Nose: partly similar to its ‘bro’ but more phenolic, resinous, smoky (pinewood) and herbal (patchouli, hashish). Quite spectacular, even at 62% ABV. With water: a tad less resinous but also a tad peatier. Greens, shoe polish, mushrooms (do you know blue foot or wood blewit? They smell exactly like this malt.) Big stuff. Mouth (neat): almost the same whisky as its sister cask, only fruitier and more flavourful. Unusual notes of lychee liqueur and rose jelly. With water: again, close to the NBA’s cask but with an extra-dimension, brought by these very fruity notes (lychees and such) that I never found in any Scotch – I mean, to this extend. Spectacular whisky. Finish: long, on a very unusual lychee/peat combo. Comments: had you told me a whisky would taste like peated lychees, I’d have told you to stop drinking. It’s like a mixture of 80% Ardbeg and 20% fine de gewurztraminer. I love this, mind you. SGP:555 – 91 points.


    Distillery Yamazaki
    Classification Japanese Single Malt Whisky
    # Released bottle 172/503
    Vintage 1993
    Age 48
    Bottler Official Bottling
    Bottling Date June 2008
    ABV/ Volume 62.0%/ 70cl
    Rating/SGP 91/555
    Cask Number 3Q70048


    Category: Rare

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