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Yoichi, Aged 12 Years, Woody & Vanillic

ABV 55%
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Brand: Yoichi
Expression: Yoichi, Aged 12 Years, Woody & Vanillic
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 56
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Smoke again, this time with briny notes and plain oak (almond, pine). There is also real weight behind this. Subtly perfumed mixing heavy flowers with soft/semi dried fruits and hints of cocoa.
Palate: An excellent spread of flavours: cooked apple, fresh apricot, toasted nuts, madeleines, tickle of smoke and a waxy depth.
Finish: Smoked vanilla pod.
Comment: Flawless, sweet, dry, deep, light, smoke, flowers, cream, toasty oak. Elegant.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Restrained. Fruity. Apple and pear pie. Cider cellar. Vanilla slowly emerges, bringing out sweeter notes. Touch of floor polish.
Palate: Sweet and surprisingly watery at midpalate. Oak and fruit are well integrated though. Summer fruit. Vanilla biscuits. Dusty.
Finish: Dry, spicy, dusty.
Comment: Soft and smooth whisky which seems tired. Not particularly exciting.
Visit the distillery
Yoichi Distillery, 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
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