Friday, December 9, 2011

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2011 No age statement



Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:

Yamazaki Sherry Cask 2011 No age statement. 48 percent alcohol.
Nose: Dry sherry, oak, raisins, dark cherry chocolate, figs, Arnott's mint slice biscuits, leather, blackberry jam, bran, ginger.
Palate: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, brown sugar, figs, brazil nuts, leather, a mix of dark jams, mint, dry sherry, bran, oak. Nicely punchy.
Finish: Medium length. An excellent balance of sweet and dry flavours.
General comment: A superbly crafted whisky.

13 comments:

- Clint A said...

This sounds like a real winner. I love Arnott's mint slice biscuits. What a mouth watering and descriptive review. I can almost taste it now! Love the sound of the nose.

Joshua said...

Great review! Do you know, will this be available in the UK?

Rich said...

Joshua, it already is... http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-9650.aspx

G-LO said...

That sounds AMAZING! Pity it probably won't make it to the US.

Cheers!
G-LO

dramtastic said...

Check the label of the TWE bottling, don't think it's the 2011
but I'd email TWE to confirm. I have not had the 2010.

Filip Ling said...

The one on TWE is the first release thereby the heavy pricetag!

dramtastic said...

Which would make it the '09

Michio said...

There is a 2010 version? I wasn't aware of that. How do you differentiate the 2009 and 2010 bottle?

Joshua said...

Yes, I saw that on TWE - it's got to be the older bottling (hefty price + no mention of 2011 on the bottle).

dramtastic said...

Well it may be just an assumption on my part that there was an '10 as I tried the '09 at the beginning of '09. Figured as there is a 2011 the one selling in '10 was bottled that year.

Yokosuka Mike said...

Surprisingly, a local liquor shop in Yokosuka had this on the shelf so I bought it. I don’t normally pay that much for a bottle of whisky but I think I went temporarily insane and gladly forked over 9950 yen for it. Just a few comments: I think this is the darkest whisky I’ve ever tasted; it’s as dark as root beer. It tastes like chocolate to me, so much so that my wife and I have nicknamed it “The Chocolate Whisky”. Lastly, I normally add a splash of water to my whisky but not with this stuff. On the rocks is ok, but water seems to just ruin it for me. All-in-all, this is pretty tasty, I like it and my wife loves it.

All the best,
Yokosuka Mike

patrick said...

i live in thailand and i am dying to get my hands of a bottle of this, mostly for curiosity and to widen my japanese single malt experience. now i have to say that the yamazaki 18 was toooooo chocolaty for me, if i want a mars barr i buy one:)...would i be not happy with this one for its price tag, or is it worth the try???

much appreciated,

pat

Michio said...

Alright there definitely is a 2010 version. The 2009 has no statement of the bottling year, the 2011 on the front label and the 2010 on the back label as seen here http://www.abload.de/img/rock_town205-img450x63ykrp.jpg