Yamazaki has released their range of single malts recently and here it is my tasting of the Puncheon bottle. If you, like me, are wondering what the hell is a Puncheon, it is a cask of around 480 litres, double the size of a hogshead but smaller that a butt. That means that the whisky will age slower in this bigger casks.
“Cracking stuff! Assaulted by surprise... it is an amazing whisky even with that price tag”
This dram has a gold-like color.
Nose (88): more than average. honey, vanilla, toffee, citrus, cinnamon.
Palate (91): powerful, oily. honey, spices, cinnamon, wood, vanilla, citrus.
Finish (91): longer than average. honey, fruits, vanilla.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Yamazaki Puncheon 2013 with 90 points over 100.
The whisky is quite nice but I think that the price is a f$%$#@ joke. I can’t afford to pay over £100 for a whisky one month and another… what used to be an exception is nowadays the rule… bad days we live.
PS: It is slightly cheaper on The Whisky Exchange… but still…