- Woody oak, caramel, vanilla and wheat prevail in the nose
- Sweet and balanced with caramel, vanilla and fruity essences taste
- With a smooth and subtle finish
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Kentucky bourbon whisky. Barrel finished with oak staves.
Maker's Mark set:
Bottle of the Maker’s Mark bourbon
Round ice mould
For a great “on the rocks” bourbon.
It tends to polarise opinion, but if you’re enamoured with Jim Bean Red Stag, doubtless you won’t hear a bad word said about. Ignore the dissenters as you enjoy the natural cherry flavour from this cute little miniature.
The Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve was born from a meeting of a variety of Yamazaki malts, including the traditional malts stored in Mizunara casks and malts stored in wine casks.
This bottling marks the 150th anniversary, of the Jack Daniels Distillery the oldest registered distillery in the United States. A special 43% vol edition to commemorate this auspicious occasion.
A bottle of Yamazaki Puncheon from the 2013 Cask Collection, the final year of the series. Aged in 480 litre oak Puncheon, this is a rich and sweet Japanese whisky, but one that is elegant due to the slightly slower ageing caused by the smaller spirit to wood ratio.
A special edition Yamazaki from Suntory, aged in a 480-litre puncheon cask, which allows the whisky to mature much more slowly than the standard 230-litre hogshead. There's no age statement, but at 48% and unchillfiltered, it's likely to be pretty tasty.
Hakushu is the Japanese connoisseurs choice. The distillery, which was built in 1973 and is set amidst spectacular pine forests close to Japanese Alps.
Hakushu 12yo has aroma of pears, crushed leafy bracken a hint of citrus. You can enjoy subtle smokiness and the sweet poached pears on the palate.
Nose: Light and grassy and slightly stony to start. In time there’s sweet persimmon and nut.
Palate: Pure and very clean. Sweet lime, green fruits then a hint of smoke and a buttery meadow sweet/chamomile note. Light to the point of fragility.
Finish: Honey, lemon and a little ginger.
Comment: Delicacy to the fore. A breakfast dram if there were ever one.
Nose: Fruity and sweet. Ripe cherry plums, almond milk, acacia honey.
Palate: Smooth and velvety. A caressing feel, quite thick. Good balance. As fruity as on the nose. Plums with a hint of prunes.
Finish: Medium, with a pleasant dry spiciness. Soothes down on an almondy note.
Comment: A perfectly balanced dram. Fruit and spices mingle gently.
With a rich flavour, Makers Mark bourbon is a delicious US bourbon whisky made with red winter wheat (instead of the usual rye) for a smoother finish. A rich, fruity nose and a spiced honey and fruit peel palate make this a real treat.
A wonderful example of what Japanese whisky is capable of. We absolutely love this. Extremely smooth, with great complexity and a lovely balance of fruit, silky malt and a touch of smoke.
Yamazaki 18yo is the multi award winning whisky. It is proudly awarded SWSC Double Gold Medal in 2005, IWSC Trophy in 2006 and ISC Gold in 2007.
The richness of sherry and raisins fill the nose then its dark rich maraschino cherries and finally coffee cream chocolate appear. Full body malt.
Nose: citrus, freshly squeezed oranges, plum, honey, coconut oil, green apples
Mouth: bright, full bodied, oily coating of lovely flavors, coconut, oranges, peaches, green apples
Finish: long lingering, honey sweetness, slightly bitter citrus
The unpeated half of the pair of bourbon barrel matured whiskies released by Suntory in 2011. Limited to just 1000 bottles in the UK market this was matured in first fill bourbon casks, giving a big spicy and malty whisky.
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The Yamazaki Limited Edition 2015 will be available in Japan from 26 May. As the name suggests, it is a limited edition that may disappear quite quickly because nowadays Japanese whiskies meet a huge success over the archipelago and the world.
This new nectar created by Suntory Chief Master Blender is an blend of several single malts distilled and aged in Yamazaki, the very first malt distillery of Japan.
On the menu of this whisky bottled at 43%, some single malts aged for over 20 years in Sherry Casks, and some "Young Talents" which are relatively young but already revealing an intense character single malts aged in Bourbon Barrels.
For this new 2015 version, a collector's bottle was created with the stills of the distillery painted in the background, plus a nice case proudly displaying the golden sign of Yamazaki wrote in Japanese.
Despite a recommended price of 10,000 Yen, this new Yamazaki Limited Edition 2015 will be quickly sold out in liquor stores, and thereafter will only be available on auction sites...