Whisky Advent Calendar: Day 23/24: Yamazaki 12 year old - 43%

Note: Like some previous advent calendar entries, I have already reviewed - and raved about - the Yamazaki 12. It really is a wonderful dram and I will definitely be buying another bottle in the new year. Here are my tasting notes.

Nose: Oranges, freshly-cut grass, green bananas, cherries, spearmint and ginger snap biscuits. There's also a sappy, herbal; scent which comes from the Japanese oak - mizunara - which gives this excellent single malt a unique character.

Palate: Runny honey, aniseed, warming spices, vanilla and dry wood.

Finish: The Yamazaki 12 leaves a lovely biscuity flavour along with that wonderful herbal note. Utterly delicious.


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