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Japanese Single malt Whiskey?!

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    Yes, it exists, and it is delicious! I went to a family dinner tonight. Someone had given my sister/brother-in-law a bottle of The Yamazaki 18 year single malt whiskey. They really only drink wine and I spied the box on the wine cabinet. After dinner I asked if I could try some. Of course, being wine drinkers they hadn't even opened it yet. She graciously opened it and poured me a healthy dram in a wine glass. I am no whiskey aficionado, but this is good stuff. When I was getting ready to leave, I said thank you for dinner and the whiskey was excellent. She told me to take it! It came home with me and I had another little taste as I am about to go to bed. If you like single malts, this is a must try!

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    I do believe that the Japanese, like the Scots (and Canadians) spell it whisky.

    Is it a peaty malt? I do like a peaty whisky.

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    Not peaty, but it's good. Dark fruits, cocoa, vanilla, oil. Malty/bready/a little buttery. It's high quality. Most stores sell it mixed in with all the scotch!

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    Looks to be pretty pricey at over $100 a bottle. I have not had it but for that kind of money I'd still opt for the "real" thing.

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    Then get the 12 yr. cheaper, still good, and worth the "trip" to some new lands.

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    Sorry to tell you, but the Japanese have been making great Whisky for a long long time. In fact many of the master distillers were trained by many of the Highland and Orkney distillers, and they have perfected the art of the Single Malt. Suntory took top category wins in the past few years for their Single Malt Cask Strengths and other 'matured' vattings. Japanese Whisky is not as prolific as the Scottish distilleries primarily because their market was not intended for the Americas and Europe (like the Scottish distilleries). The Asian market is huge, and if you look at the Chinese Wine market, just like the Cognac market, soon Japanese and European Whiskies will be marketed to them. I would suggest you explore some of the major Japanese labels if you like Whisky. Although not as peaty because, well, quite frankly the peat growth in Japan is relatively nonexistent... but nonetheless, their product is top notch, and dare I say, some are better than mainstream Scottish labels.

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    Japanese Single malt is top class. I don't buy it much purely because it is over priced. Regardless of how good it is there is a limit to what is (in my mind) a fair price for a distilled spirit.

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