Since 2014, Suntory have annually rolled out a new limited edition of the Yamazaki single malt and the 2016 is glorious. A blend of young single malts aged in a combination of American oak casks, bourbon barrels, European oak barrels and sherry/port wine casks, the mouthwatering whisky is bottled at 43%.
Nose: Quite thick and resinous. There is a pleasant oiliness, with zesty citrus and peels, along with a hint of sherry.
Palate: medium-body, with green notes and an earthen note, plenty of wood resin, and a floral character, with zest and sherried peels.
Finish: good length, with fruit and zest.