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116.12 – 21 Years Old

ABV 54.2%
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Brand: Yoichi, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: 116.12 – 21 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 54.2%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 74
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: A fishing port as the fleet comes in. Fish oil,creosoted ropes, smoke. Everything is concentrated and resinous. A hint of pot pourri before the big phenols return:charred timbers,pipe tobacco.
Palate: Very smoky big and intense with rich oily weight behind,then sooty,that resin scent,smokehouse,camphor and seaweed. This length and layering is what sets this apart.
Finish: Long,dying embers.
Comment: Ah's Ardbeg in Hokkaido.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Smoky and medicinal. A big whiff of creosote. The lighter aromas shine through. Coconut, vanilla. A grassy note. Freshly cut lawn.
Palate: Crisp,clean. Sweetness comes through the veil of smoke. Hint of seaweed. Develops on a pleasant fudgy note (salted butter caramels ?).
Finish: Drying but slightly oily. Keeps spicy.
Comment: An island character. Clean and well structured. I like the salty feel it leaveson the lips. Take a walk on the wild side...
Visit the distillery
Yoichi Distillery, 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
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