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Nikka Yoichi Single Malt

Sapporo’s sleeping giant

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@FrostReview by @Frost

26th May 2015

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Nikka Yoichi Single Malt
  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    86

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Nikka has entered the market with NAS bottlings from their two whisky distilleries. This is part two covering Yoichi. Sold in a 500ml bottle and a very cheap ¥1600. The labelling is simple yet effective with white labels with black printed Kanji and Katakana, the edge of the substrate looks torn and homely.

In my opinion, Yoichi is Nikka’s rising star. I am excited to see if this small bottle can deliver on the Yoichi name. A big ask for such a small price tag. So I am sitting here in my hotel room in Shinjuku. You are wondering, does it contain those big salty, floral and gentle peat notes that Yoichi has become famous for?

Nose: black peppercorns, peat, apples, sherbet

Taste: green apples, banana, vanilla, cashews, brown sugar, aniseed, honey

Finish: gentle peat on the tail end.

You are not getting those big Yoichi flavours in here. But, you are still getting a good introduction to the distilleries style. The nose really is the strong point here. A good balanced whisky that serves as a good introduction to the distillery and smashing value for the price.

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4 comments

@PeatyZealot
PeatyZealot commented

Ooooh good memories, I loved this one. Dangerously easy to drink

about one year ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

So, this one having no age statement, there is a chance that it may continue to be available for sale in the future...in Japan, anyway.

@PeatyZealot, nice endorsement!

about one year ago 0

@PeatyZealot
PeatyZealot commented

Yeah, maybe I should give them bad marks and leave negative comments just to keep people from buying it in order to give Nikka time to bring back the age statements ;)

about one year ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

Ooops too late...The secret is out.

I've noticed some importers carry this, and cheap it isn't

about one year ago 0