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Suntory The Yamazaki 18 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey

suntory-yamazaki-hakushu-18-year-old-single-malt-japanese-whisky-japan-10448769Appearance: Coppery bronze

Nose: Raisin, apricot, café au lait, chocolate

Palate: Black chocolate, strawberry jam, fudge, spice

Finish: Ripe fruit, long profound finish

 

Suntory Yamazaki 12 YO

Suntory-Yamazaki-12-Year-OldAppearance Amber

Nose: peach, ripe persimmon, orange marmalade, Grain: butter, custard cream, Cask: toffee, coconut, vanilla, incense, and cloves

Palate Full-bodied sweetness and rich flavor

Finish Sweet vanilla, oaky with a pleasant lingering aftertaste

Glendfiddich Malt Masters Edition

Glendfiddich Malt Masters Edition:

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Earth and soaked wood aromas blend with deep vanilla. Flavours are sharp with spice and round with plum. A hint of toasted almonds gives way to a silky smooth finish.

COLOR: Deep ruby red.

NOSE: Damp earth and whisky-soaked wood intertwine with deep vanilla and smoky embers.

TASTE: Rich with complex flavours layered by double-maturation. Sherbet and zinginess slowly turn to spice. Tempting plum and cherry follow, with hints of toasted almonds and fruit cake.

FINISH: Silky and smooth.

Glenfiddich 21 YO

Glenfiddich 21 YO:

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Patiently matured for 21 years on‐site at the distillery, it is an exquisite, traditional Speyside whisky, rich and ripe with our Glenfiddich signature notes. But rather than bottle it, as other distillers would, our Malt Master, Brian Kinsman, hand picks selected barrels and adds a sublime finishing touch. By finishing our 21 Year Old in Caribbean rum casks it awakens the liquid, rousing it with extra exotic notes of ginger, fig, lime and banana and vibrant spicy toffee warmth, elevating it from something great to something extraordinary.

COLOR : Dark gold.

NOSE:  Intense and vanilla sweet. Floral, hints of banana, figs, rich toffee, new leather and oak.

TASTE: Initially soft, then brisk, vibrant and drying, peppery, a touch of smoke, oak, lime, ginger and spices.

FINISH:  Very long, warming, dry and spicy.

Glenfiddich 18 YO

Glenfiddich 18 YO:

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Fine Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression, but there are many more reasons why this expression is special .Every batch is individually numbered and carefully watched over. Each has extraordinary consistency and character from an intense marrying period, and a warming, distinguished finish. A truly exceptional single malt, the result not just of eighteen years of care and attention, but of whisky-making craft and knowledge passed down through the generations.

COLOR: Rich bronze.

NOSE: A remarkably rich aroma with ripe orchard fruit, baked apple and robust oak.

TASTE: Richly delivers luxurious dried fruit, candy peel and dates. Overlaid with elegant oak notes.

FINISH: Warming, rewarding and distinguished.

Glenfiddich 15 YO

Glenfiddich 15 YO:

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Aged in European oak sherry casks and new oak casks, the whisky is mellowed in our unique Solera Vat, a large oak tun inspired by the sherry bodegas of Spain and Portugal.Never emptied, and kept half full of whiskies since 1998, our Solera Vat is the culmination of curious minds and the pioneering spirit of our family. It’s also the secret behind this whisky becoming the first 15 year old expression to enter the top ten bestselling single malts.

COLOR: Golden, a red hue.

NOSE: An intriguingly complex aroma. Sweet heather honey and vanilla fudge combined with rich dark fruits.

TASTE: Silky smooth, revealing layers of sherry oak, marzipan, cinnamon and ginger. Full-bodied and bursting with flavour.

FINISH: Satisfyingly rich with lingering sweetness.