The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Yoichi

116.1 – 16 Years Old

ABV 56.6%
REVIEWED Issue 26
Specifications
Brand: Yoichi, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Expression: 116.1 – 16 Years Old
Type: Japan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 56.6%
Country/Region: Japan
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 26
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Yoichi Distillery, 7-6 Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Smoky. Peaty. Leafy. Minty. Menthol.
Palate: Good malt background. Piney. Intense. Complex.
Finish: Dry, resiny.
Comment: A whole sequence of flavours emerges in this vintage. These are flavours I have found before in Nikka whiskies, but they have not been especially evident elsewhere in this flight.
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Good rich, toffeed maltiness. Water brings out American oak and lemon, mink oil/dubbin, dry grass and cold tea. Becomes crisp and nutty.
Palate: Rounded, medium-sweet start. Crisper and nuttier later with smoke and light toasted oakiness on the back palate. Nice weight.
Finish: Dries suddenly leaving a little bitterness.
Comment: A sweet cask and a firm spirit more or less in harmony.
7.8
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