Starting off with the new Yamazaki, the new Limited Edition 2021 picks up where the range stopped four years ago. The last release in the extremely popular series was the Yamazaki Limited Edition 2017. Now, the new release will bring with it a brand new design. The box and label give the new release a more vintage, mature look. The liquid does the same as, unlike the previous Yamazaki Limited Editions, the 2021 version will only feature liquid from casks aged 12 years or more. The previous releases featured younger casks. Looking at maturation, fans will be happy to know that the liquid was aged in virgin Mizunara Japanese oak casks, thus expected to impart the banana, incense, and coconut notes Mizunara is most known for. Suntory prepares drinkers for aromas of oranges and nutmeg, followed by coconut, honey, and spice on the palate. The finish will bring vanilla and a hint of smoke. The new Yamazaki is bottled at 43% ABV. 

January 11, 2021 — Mark Hindaia

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