1987, Single Malt

ABV 43%
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Brand: Yoichi, Nikka
Expression: 1987, Single Malt
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 70
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Exotic,suggestive of Japan. Resin,sap and sandalwood. Black banana, dry roasted spices/ white pepper/black cardamom and a hit of pomegranatemolasses. Complex and multifaceted.
Palate: That mix of brininess,lanolin plus very pure fruits and added exotic spice (nutmeg especially). Then,in themiddle of mouth,a peat bomb adding another layer of flavour.
Finish: Long,complex.
Comment: Powerful yet elegant. A yokozuna of malt whisky.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Cheesy,rancid at start. Like entering a dairy after it has been washed. When aerated,opens on a floral note.Narcisses maybe. Liquorice.
Palate: Sweet then abruptly fizzy and tangy. Numbing the tongue. But mouthcoating and deliveringpleasant cooked fruit. Water enhances the spicy feel.
Finish: Warm,fizzy. Leaves the mouth dry.
Comment: A bit too broad shouldered. Does not seem to mellow with water. Some nice sides though.
Visit the distillery
Yoichi Distillery, 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
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