Yoichi

1986, 22 Years Old, Heavily Peated

ABV 59%
REVIEWED Issue 75
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Specifications
Brand: Yoichi
Expression: 1986, 22 Years Old, Heavily Peated
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 22 years old
Year of bottling: 2008
ABV: 59%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 75
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Orange zest,incense and peat smoke. A shrine on Islay.Fleshy fruits,black olive with assertive smoke,buddleia, hardtoffee and roasting sweet spice. The balsamic note suggests age.
Palate: Big smoke and a solid mix of fruit cake and tarred twine. Substantial and complex,though needing a touch of water to show it's got a gentle and fruity side.
Finish: A smooth build-up of all the complexities on the palate.
Comment: Refined,bold but elegant. Buy one.
8.7
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Peat takes its time to filter through temple spices,burnt heather and warmed leather. A hint of bitter olive as well.
Palate: Warm and earthy. Slightly coal dusty with sumptuous cake and dried fruit notes.
Finish: Takes its time to show its true colours.
Comment: Another belter from Yoichi. Good stuff.
8.6
Visit the distillery
Yoichi Distillery, 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
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