An award winning Japanese single malt, Yamazaki legendary 18 year old earned a Gold at the 2007 International Spirits Challenge and a Double Gold at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The nose is resinous, there is a pleasant oiliness with zesty citrus and peels and a hint of sherry. Plenty of oak and orchard fruits. The palate is of medium-body with green notes and earthen note, plenty of wood resin and a floral character with zest and sherried peels. The finish is of good length with fruit and zest.