A very well made single malt from Japan, Yoichi is the jewel in Nikka’s crown, their 10 year old offering notes of vanilla and fruit. One batch of this received 93 points in the Jim Murray Whisky Bible.
Nose: Plenty of fruit notes – peach stands out in particular, ripe, vibrant and subtly floral. Then there’s rich vanilla custard, peat smoke and a hint of nutmeg spice.
Palate: Oily and sweet, with peat smoke following swiftly afterwards. Light oak and developing fruit notes beneath.
Finish: Appealing oak lasts on the finish.