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Yamazaki Distillers Reserve Review

Yamazaki Distillers Reserve I've seen this Yamazaki Distillers Edition in my local Sainsburys along with the Hakushu Distillers Edition and never picked up either so on a recent sample swap with Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) from the Nosing Arse blog when the opportunity to try it arose I jumped at it.

Most Japanese whiskies that I've tried have been very drinkable, it does seem to be that the producers in Japan are managing to produce consistently good products and I hope this is another one.

This is seriously tasty, lots of sweet fruity buttery notes with marzipan and cherry bakewells coming through strong I really like this, even more so than the Hakushu Distillers Reserve I will be getting a bottle of this soon, very soon.

Thanks again to Johnnie (@johnniestumbler) for the sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


Buttery, creamy, waxy, old fashioned boiled sweets, thick creamy butter and almond notes of cherry bakewells and marzipan, vanilla cream and hints of butterscotch angel delight.


Much sweeter than the nose, tasty and sweet with oaky barley sugar boiled sweets, really buttery again, the angel delight comes through again along with more cherry bakewells and royal icing.


Sweet vanilla and tasty

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Yamazaki Distillers Reserve
Age: NAS
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Yamazaki
Bottler: Yamazaki
Type: Single Malt
From: Japan, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 20/01/2016 by Tom

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