Yoichi
8.9

Yoichi

15 Years Old

ABV 45%

Creamier than the 10 Years Old, but that softens the peatiness. Between these two, I preferred the peatier ten.

Michael Jackson

Specification

Yoichi

Brand

15 Years Old

Expression

Single Malt

Type

15

Age (Years)

45%

ABV

Japan

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Michael Jackson

Taster

Nose: Polished oak, then smoky.

Palate: Lots of malt. Chewy, creamy, oily.

Finish: More crisply peaty.

Comment: Creamier than the 10 Years Old, but that softens the peatiness. Between these two, I preferred the peatier ten.

Score: 8.5

Jim Murray

Taster

Nose: Lychees and sweet white grape.

Palate: Immediately sweet with a slow implosion of peat that seems to arise from nowhere.

Finish: Long, lingering, massive malt frame.

Comment: Sheer brilliance. An absolute must for anyone who regards himself a whisky connoisseur.

Score: 9.3

8.9
Overall Score

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