Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tales from the top shelf: The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky 10 Years

I will be heading abroad for vacation in the near future and I am looking forward to making exciting purchases at the duty free shops.  Therefore, I need to clear out all of the bottles on the top shelf that are almost empty.

What the heck is the Yamazaki?

Here's the deal.  It's Scotch.  But, it's not Scotch because it's made in Japan.  It tastes just like The Macallan, which is a complement.  It's the 1980's Honda of booze.  It's got some barley sweetness with just a hint of peat.

You can tell that they want you to think that it is Scotch, because it is "single malt whisky", not whiskey.  Which is the equivalent of it's a kilt, not a skirt.

Cost: £20 at the Stanstead Airport duty free in 2007.
Grade: B
Cost Adjusted Grade: A

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