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Whisky Advent Calendar Day 23: Yamazaki 12 Year Old

Hint on the window: Honeyed butterscotch

Here's one I've had before. One of Japan's finest whiskies! This is a fanstastic whisky, definitely one I will be adding to my collection one day soon. While the finish is short, it makes up for it with a smooth delivery onto the palate.  

The Nose is sweet as Christmas candy commingling with blood orange, breakfast cereal and chocolate. It's immediately impressive before the first sip. No secrets here - it's not the most layered whisky, but you know exactly what you're getting.
The Body is rich and deep with a beautiful integration of smoke, orange zest and bitter wood.
The Finish reminded me of sharp wood, one last kick of orange zest and maybe some grapefruit. Overall, a fantastic whisky. 

 

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