Yamazaki 25

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Distillery/Brand: Suntory Yamazaki | Region: Japan | ABV: 43% | Colour: Old Gold
Nose: 25 | Taste: 25 | Finish: 25 | Balance: 25

This is not a review. This is a declaration.

I finally landed my Moby Dick. Ever since I first laid eyes on that pristine label, the minimalist bottle design and the fiery red liquid inside I knew I just had to have it. It cost me an arm and a leg to get hold of a bottle a few years ago but I just couldn’t muster up the courage to open it and realize my dreams.

But then last night my good friend Nitin decided that gifting me a 50ml sample of this would be the perfect birthday present! And it was.

I even took notes but somehow my phone decided that judging this whisky would be a travesty and so promptly lost the memo.

Is this the best whisky I’ve ever tasted? Probably not. But is it any good? You bet your Bonsai Tree it is! It’s, to put it mildly, one of the most fabulously crafted spirits I’ve ever had.

But more than that it’s the fulfilment of a five year old dream.

Now I don’t want to sound like I’m gushing so I’ll go straight to my notes.

Nose: Pretty awesome.

Palate: Love it!

Finish: Beautiful.

Balance: Out of this world.

Overall Comments: I’m going to give this a perfect score because it didn’t let me down even though I had built it up so much in my head.


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