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Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old

The Raw Talent of Youth

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@OJKReview by @OJK

19th Jun 2010


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose, Taste, Finish and Balance are graded out of 2.5 each:

Nose: Much like the luxury soap one finds in a fancy hotel. Or perhaps even an upmarket scented candle. Soap and wax in any case, however it is the subtle strawberry and peach edge that give it that elevated, luxury feel. There is definitely a youthful touch, very forthcoming with not much restraint, yet much to be admired. 2.0

Taste: Very vibrant and perhaps even brash, with more pepper than the nose would have suggested. A very delicate honey flavour attempts to offer stability, however as the oaky spice reverberates around the mouth there's no holding back. Quite explosive and certainly entertaining if nothing else. 1.5

Finish: A metallic wax comes to the fore as the spicy mushroom cloud begins to settle. Left standing in the dust we also find the unexpected yet very welcome duo of nougat and dried banana. Very much a finale worth sticking around for. 2.0

Balance: Complex and compelling. There is a raw vibrancy to it that grabs your attention from the start, and although the delivery is perhaps at times overly energetic, there's some serious depth beneath its youthful enthusiasm. Were this whisky to be allowed to develop and master its talent for a few more years, we'd be dealing with a very sophisticated customer. 2.0

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