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Yamazaki Puncheon (48%, OB 2013) – 84/100

Tasting of Japanese whisky, hosted by Stefan Van Eycken and organized by The Bonding Dram – 22/08/2013

Yamazaki 25 yo (43%, OB +/- 2010) – 87/100

On Thursday night, Whisky Magazine has announced the World Whiskies Awards 2012. Here are the most interesting results of this sixth edition: Best Single Malt Whisky: Yamazaki 25 years (also Best Japanese single malt) Best Blended Whisky: Three ships 5 years (produced in South Africa) Best Islay Whisky:  Bowmore Maltmen’s (a limited release Best American […]

Yamazaki ‘Vintage Malt’ 1980 (56%, OB 2004, refill sherry) – 90/100

Yamazaki 18 yo (43%, OB 2008, L8CP3) – 90/100

Yamazaki 12 yo 1996 (60%, OB for Whisky-Live Japan 2009, sherry butt AX70012) – 86/100

A series of Japanese whisky reviews. There’s a Hakushu and Yamazaki bottled for Whisky-Live Japan, a Karuizawa 1991, several Nikka bottlings, the highly praised Yamazaki 18yo, a Mizunara wood finish etc.

World Whiskies Awards 2011

Yamazaki 1990 (60%, OB 2008, sherry cask #0N70645, 471 btl.) – 88/100

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
  • george: i see you have tried st magdalene and say it is harder to find i am a collector of st magdalene and i have 40 bottles i am selling these date from 196
  • sjoerd972: I wish the guys at Bushmills would demand the labels to say "Northern Ireland" so we didn't have to speculate on the booze's origins.

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  • Bowmore Devil's Casks - Batch 2
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  • Ben Nevis 2002 (Port cask #334)

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WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.