- 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A fantastic Japanese blend, made with aged malt and grain whiskies from Suntory's three distilleries. Spicy and sophisticated, this is great for catching people out at blind tastings. Recently awarded a Gold 'Editor's Choice' award from Whisky Magazine and picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
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The famous Kentucky bourbon, in decorative box