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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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  • WhiskyNotes: You're right, it is a refill bourbon cask. Sorry if I suggested otherwise, but I believe a single cask can never be 80% sherry and 20% bourbon like th
  • Tabrulavubeg: I've tried the 18yo Single Cask yesterday. It's really quite good, but from Ruben's conclusion "an exquisite version of this already really good dram"
  • Johan Andersson: Yes this cask is really fantastic. If you did the Cadenhead Warehouse tasting with Grant MacPherson in Campbeltown 2013 and until Open Day in May 2014

Coming up

  • Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7yo
  • Highland Park 1973 (Mackillop's Choice)
  • Kavalan bourbon cask for Belgium
  • Cardhu 18 Year Old
  • Glenrothes 1997 (Kintra)
  • Bladnoch 1992 (The Nectar)
  • Ledaig 2005 (Maltbarn)

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