Monday, November 21, 2011

The Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel (no age statement)

Review by Nonjatta contributor - Dramtastic:

The Yamazaki Bourbon Barrel (no age statement). 48 per cent alcohol.
Nose: Juicy. Tropical fruit salad infused crisp oak. Vanilla, passion fruit, lychee, pineapple, pear, strawberry, blueberry bagels. Some hay, bran, cane sugar, currants.
Palate: Lovely. Big sweet-spice hit balanced with a little salt. The spicyness gives a bigger mouth feel than The Hakushu Bourbon Barrel. More of the tropical fruit salad with some added butteriness. Pecans and sweet pear.
Finish: Medium on tropical fruits, blueberry bagels, pecan pie, hint of menthol and well integrated oak.
General comment: Highly recommended.


Yokosuka Mike said...

Man, that looks so tempting. I don't think any of the stores here in Yokosuka will have that in stock. Anyone have an idea as to what the average price per bottle is in Japan?


dramtastic said...

Well I bought it in Japan for Y9000
Try Rakuten online

Nonjatta said...

Would you send in your impressions when you taste it? japanesewhisky at . Would love to share them with other Nonjatta readers.

Michio said...

I enjoyed this Yamazaki a lot, to me the Hakushu Bourbon Barrel doesn't seem much of a step in any direction compared to the standard bottlings. But the Yamazaki is great with lots of fruit flavors and a thick mouth feel.