Yamazaki 12 Year Old is known for its noble aroma. It hails from Kyoto, the capital of ancient Japan, which takes its nobility status up a notch or two. Yamazaki 12 Year Old is considered the nation's premier single malt whiskey, but it's safe to say that whiskey fans around the globe appreciate this award-winning spirit.
Since 1984, The Yamazaki Distillery has produced its 12 Year Old Single Malt. Its mash bill boasts 100 percent malted barley, and it's cask-aged in The Yamazaki Distillery for 12 years before being bottled and arriving at your front door.
This is a whiskey made for savoring. Try it straight, served in a tulip glass or drink it on the rocks, poured over a whiskey stone. If you're looking for something bubbly, mix it with club soda to add a hint of brightness to its mellow character and to bring out its oakiness. Or mix it one-part whiskey with two parts water for a chilled-out finish to your day.
Color: It is pure golden in color.
Aroma: It smells like peaches, pineapples, grapefruit, cloves, candied oranges, vanilla, and some Mizunara oak.
Palate: When you sip, it will taste like coconuts, cranberries, and a touch of butter.
Finish: The spicy ginger and cinnamon notes linger on the pleasant finish.