Category Archives: Yamazaki

Just short of greatness

You know that feeling when you are tasting a very, very good whisky, but somehow it just doesn’t cross the magical 90-point threshold? You realize that you’re tasting whisky that’s way above average, but you can’t shake the feeling you … Continue reading

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Yamazaki Limited Edition 2016, 43%

Mind that this is not the one that got the rave review from Jim Murray and went up in price from some € 80 to € 1500 in a few months. I have been able to try the previous two releases in … Continue reading

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Yamazaki 1984-2009, 48%

A while ago I traded a sample with whisky buddy BP. He’s a fanatic of Japanese whisky and kindly offered a dram of Yamazaki 1984. Knowing how good Yamazaki can be, and the rarity of the stuff at the moment, … Continue reading

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Yamazaki Limited Edition 2014, 43%

A while ago I reviewed the 2015 edition of Yamazaki’s Limited Edition. As with anything related to Japanese whisky, it was a rather popular post in last year’s statistics. I might even have had the first review of that online. … Continue reading

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Yamazaki Limited Edition 2015, 43%

As part of a deal for a bottle I recently sold I could come over the guy who bought it and pick some samples. He’s very focused on Japanese whisky and therefore has some contacts in the land of the … Continue reading

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Yamazaki 1993-2008, 15yo, 62%, Heavily Peated

This single cask from Yamazaki stood there, on The Whisky Exchange’s website in 2008, staring me in the eye. You know, back in the day where a hundred bucks could buy you good Japanese whisky, from all over the spectrum. … Continue reading

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A boozy dinner at friends (on the other side of the country)

Another short picture report. I didn’t take pictures of the main dish, which was a 2 kilo leg of lamb with risotto. It was awesome. Very, very awesome.

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