Freeze says on February 3, 2018
Last night my neighbour Menno shared his sample of this Yamazaki 1993 heavily peated with me.
My first Japanese whisky and what a dream of a dram that was!
It is coloured until it has a pale gold appearance. It is aged for 15Y and comes at cask strength of an impressive 62%.
I took one zip neat and one zip dilluted. Dilluting opens it up a bit (especially the floral part) but isn't necessary.
The nose is very powerfull with alcohol and peat but remains calm and easy. They are in perfect harmony with the sweet tropical fruits and a dark floral, muddy and salty swamp smell.
The taste offers explosive tingling peat and a harsh peppery wood along with a nice but strange combination of salty fish, bitter nut, fruit and flower. What a sensation!!!
The very long and powerfull finish gives a sweet/sour spiced smoky oil, covering teeth and tongue. Very pleasant.
This rare and expensive dram is the reason why I love tasting whiskies. It provides you with an instant moment of heavenly happiness.
Sherry lovers better stay away. But for peatheads this one is a divine treat!!!