Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel 2012 No Age Statement 48%

p1000693Nose: A lot more vanilla than than the 2011 release. Lemon barley, grapefruit, apricots, butterscotch, nutmeg, measured oak, varnish, wood spices.
Palate: Apricots, pecans, oak, wood spices, vanilla, malt, nutmeg.
Finish: Shortish with apricots, grapefruit, pecans and wood spices dominating.
Last Word: More typical of a bourbon cask matured whisky than the 2011 release with it’s heavy tropical fruit notes and flavours.
Rating: 85/100

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