Yamasaki 12yo (43%, OB)
Many foreign friends told me they were surprised by the quality. I must admit I've never try it before. Thus, I bought one in Taiwan, and would send to to other maniacs to see everybody's comment. Color: Yellow Brown. Nose: sweet, lot's of flower. Colore to perfume, very strange. Some hidden citrus fruit. Woody. Palate: buriing, candy. robust. Finish: dry, short. Score: 75. For me. This is an average malt. Must be better than the suntory blend for sure. But not exactly like normaly scotch. I think it would be easy to tell Yamasaki house style if I have the chance to taste more different IBs. I also think there is a little bit caremel inside. And the woody type would also be a key component. Seems to be matured in fresh oak cask instead of ex-bourbon or ex-sherry. Lot's of buring tannins.