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Tasting in Yamazaki Distillery

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After visting, tasting. […]

Previously I presented a photo report of Yamazaki Distillery visit. As it happens in decent distilleries, on site you can make tasting. Usually only basic single malt releases are available. In Yamazaki it was a lot more interesting. While the distillery tour, of course, we were offered Yamazaki NAS and Hakushu NAS - given in popular in Japan way, ie. with plenty of ice or for tough guys without dilution. Hesitantly, but I decided to let go my purism and check the ice version. Very tasty, refreshing, great for the summer. [caption id=attachment_3979 align=alignnone width=801] Yamazaki Distillery[/caption] After this gentle warm-up, we went to another room, where for a relatively small fee we could try malts available only at the distillery. Interestingly you could taste whisky also outside of Suntory company. [caption id=attachment_3980 align=alignnone width=801] Yamazaki Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_3981 align=alignnone width=801] Yamazaki Distillery[/caption] First off I started with Yamazaki 1986 single cask, cask strength 58% ABV. C: black tea, N: rum Ritters Sports chocolate, rum, quite interesting, because it is sherry cask, but I sense quite some rum here, raisins, milk chocolate with raisins, very intense, star anise, cloves, with the addition of water it gets herbal; T: well fills the the mouth, an explosion of fruits, slightly warming, a little bitterness, despite the 58% ABV it tastes calmly, with time and after a drop of water even smoothes and becomes a little liqueurish; F: long with notes of bitterness, chocolate and prunes. Score: approx. 90. [caption id=attachment_3982 align=alignnone width=801] Yamazaki Distillery[/caption] Next was Yamazaki Limited Distillery Edition. Anyway, I bought on site a whole bottle. This is a NAS (no age statement), the contents was matured in sherry and port casks, the ingredients are supposed to be up to 20 years. C: amber; N: sweet,...

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Testing / Tasting Travel


  • Suntory Yamazaki Distillery

    Visit to the Yamazaki Distillery

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    Miscellanea Travel

    At the source of Japanese whisky

    Japanese whisky has been long close to my palate. The largest Japanese company producing whisky is Suntory, having in their resources the oldest distillery Yamazaki. I wrote an article about the beginnings of Japanese whiskey (it is here but in Polish only). The blog also hosted Yamazaki 10 years old and 18 years old. Yamazaki is located in the village of the same name, a short distance from Osaka and Kyoto. Thus, being close it is worth to visit the distillery. You have to remember that...

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  • The Whisky Bar Kuala Lumpur

    Laphroaig 25 years old Glencadam 21 years old in The Whisky Bar Kuala Lumpur

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    Bars Testing / Tasting Travel

    Tasting in Malaysia

    In the capital of Malaysia I have visited The Whisky Bar Kuala Lumpur. This is probably the best place in town to enjoy a respectable single malts. This was my second visit to this place. The first time I went there a few years ago, by the way of my birthday. I remember I have presented myself Port Ellen 1979 Douglas Laing Old & Rare Paltinum on that occasion. Interestingly it was my first whisky from this distillery. I did not write the tasting notes, but in my mind there is still left...

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  • Chichibu Port Pipe

    Tasting of Chichibu Port Pipe, Kornog, Ardmore 1992/2013

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    Bars Testing / Tasting Travel

    In The Auld Alliance Singapore

    While my last visit in The Auld Alliance Singapore I let myself to do a little tasting. All the single malts were presented naturally: cask strength, natural colour. Below are my basic tasting impressions. I started with Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu Port Pipe, distilled in 2009, bottled in 2013, 54,5% ABV, bottle no. 1400 out of 4200. C: light amber; N: quite fresh, winey, red grapefruit, accents of just cut wood, quite sweet with hard candy; S: feels quite thick, tweaks on the tongue,...

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  • The Auld Alliance Singapore

    The Auld Alliance Singapore in new location

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    Bars Travel

    in Hotel Rendezvous

    By the way of my recent visit to Singapore for Whisky Live Singapore 2014 I have vistited The Auld Alliance Singapore. I was here earlier but in the previous location - Chijmes (link to previous text of The Auld). Now they moved to the Hotel Rendezvous. [caption id=attachment_3885 align=alignnone width=801] The Auld Alliance Singapore[/caption] Climate of the interior has been maintained - dark wood and leather. There is, the same, cozy atmosphere. I like very much both Aulds, the...

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  • Laphroaig Samaroli 1998/2013

    Laphroaig Samaroli 1998/2013

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (88 points)

    Independent bottler of Islay

    There were many whisky producers on Whisky Live Singapore 2014, including independent bottlers. On Samaroli stand I met Laphroaig distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2013, in 380 pieces. Mine is 22. Presentation as it should be: unchillfiltered, natural colour, 45% ABV. Laphroaig is one of my favourite distillieries and I decided to buy a bottle. For the rest of the holidays I went to China, Laphroaig accompanied me and I was able to get to know it pretty well. [caption id=attachment_3868...

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  • Whisky Live Singapore

    Whisky Live Singapore 2014 part 2

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    Miscellanea Testing / Tasting Travel

    Nikka Masterclass i Collector Room

    During the Whisky Live Singapore 2014 I participated in one Masterclass, which I had to sign up with the purchase of the ticket. The organizers tried to make as many people would choose a Masterclass, hence the participation in several of them was not possible. You could choose from: Trade masterclass Rum appreciation debate Johnie Walker from farmer to global Scotch icon Nikka masterclass GlenDronach masterclass Pernod Ricard Boutique Malts Glenfiddich Solera...

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  • Whisky Live Singapore

    Whisky Live Singapore 2014 part 1

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    Miscellanea Travel

    Whisky festival

    For nearly a month on the blog there were no new posts. Those of you who like Lukloveswhisky on Facebook, know that I was on vacation, in my profile I have tried to add some interesting information. So if you want be up to date, and you are using FB, just like Lukloveswhisky on FB. [caption id=attachment_3760 align=alignnone width=801] Merlion Singapore[/caption] I inaugurated my Holidays with the whisky festival - Whisky Live Singapore 2014. The event was organized in colonial...

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  • Glenmorangie Original 10 years old

    Glenmorangie Original 10 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (81 points)

    Distillery’s entry level single malt

    When in the spring I have described Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 years old on the blog, I mentioned about the flagship product of the distillery - Glenmorangie Original 10 years old. It is time to share impressions from the tasting. [caption id=attachment_3721 align=alignnone width=801] Glenmorangie Original 10 years old[/caption] Standard presentation. 40% ABV, colouring and chillfiltration. I bought this bottle in Germany. According to the law of that country, if the whisky is...

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