Yamazaki / 2016 Limited Edition.

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Yamazaki / 2016 Limited Edition

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COUNTRY/REGION: Japan.

CATEGORY: Single Malt.

DISTILLERY: Yamazaki.

BOTTLER: Bottling Distillery.

BOTTLED: 2016

STRENGTH: 43% Vol.

SIZE: 700 ml.

Every year, Suntory releases a new limited edition of their Yamazaki and this year we have another masterpiece! No information on the number of bottles available was unveiled by Suntory for 2016 version however it is bottled at 43%, and it is a blend of young single malts matured in American oak casks, Bourbon barrels, European oak barrels, Sherry and Port Wine casks. Some of it has been aged over 20 years.

The nose is quite thick and resinous. There is a pleasant oiliness, with zesty citrus and peels, along with a hint of sherry. Plenty of oak and orchard fruits. The palate is of medium-body, with green notes and an earthen note, plenty of wood resin, and a floral character, with zest and sherried peels. The finish is of good length, with fruit and zest.