The Yamazaki 12 year old is one of my favorite daily, sipping drams…
It’s not peaty at all, and is in fact, one of the first few drams I give my friends who want to learn more about whisky. The standard 43% ABV and its lovely bouquet – floral and fruity – make it an approachable drink, served neat or on the rocks during summer. And the taste is magnificent – apricots, honey, wood, and vanilla. The medium, dry finish is decent, as well. The Yamazaki makes for a great dessert drink. I always keep it in stock.
I give this a solid B.