Thursday, May 31, 2012

Suntory Old Genshu Yamazaki Sherry Cask Malt 55% abv

Volume: 50ml limited edition sample

Nose: Certainly sweeter and complex compared to the standard "Old" for obvious reasons. An abundance of sherry in a rich homemade trifle, strawberries and cream chewy confectionary, sweet pipe tobacco and a touch of lavender. On top of this it still retains some familiar traits: dusty floor boards and stale orange peel. The addition of water incorporates wood spice and a thick layer of lemon icing.

Taste: Extremely smooth and ever so silky. The trifle with its heavily sherry soaked jam rolls and vanilla custard is dominant. Butter like qualities, which literally do melt in your mouth. An element of cloves in stewed apples is present. With water cigar leaf breaks its silence.

Finish: Sweet and syrupy with a touch of wood spice at the end. Lengthy with mouth watering qualities.

Comment: If only this was bottled regularly in the standard 700ml bottle and not just a limited sample. An amazing dram.

Review Clint A

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