Suntory Yamazaki 12 Year Old Pure Malt Japanese Whisky (750ml) - No Gift Box
This older bottling is a 'Pure Malt' as opposed to a single malt iteration of the famous Yamazaki 12. Bottled as a 750ml, probably some time in the 1980s. One only. Very good to excellent condition.
Other reviews... Colour: gold. Nose: drier and more phenolic than the more recent 15yo. Tea, sandalwood, cedar wood, patchouli… Gets maltier after that. Hints of olive oil, waxed paper, fresh almonds. Less sexy, I’d say. No OBE yet on the nose. Mouth: we’re extremely close to the 15yo now, with roughly the same profile. Same rather big dryness. Grassy. Bigger spiciness arising, though (pepper, mustard.) Not an easy whisky. Finish: long, peppery, liquoricy and a little resinous. Comments: very punchy and very, very spicy old Yamazaki. 80 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com