Yoichi Apple Brandy Wood Finish

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Apple Brandy Wood Finish
Number of bottles
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
100th Anniversary of the Wedding of Masataka to Rita
Added on
18 Mar 2020 8:38 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 244.42

37 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

230 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yoichi Apple Brandy Wood Finish

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.15 points

  1. Wee_Burns did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Fantastic whisky, Fruit, Deep and complex

  2. SAND scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Tobacco, whole black cardamom, leather, fresh fruit, (90p).
    TASTE: The arrival is smoky with lots of tobacco and whole black cardamom. Dry fruitiness, but then a rush of sweetness on the mid palate, then liqorice and fennel, then back to start. Very nice complexity. (90-91p).
    FINISH: Mild (89p).
    OVERALL: Lovely complexity. Total score 90 (91) points.

  3. PaulW65 scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    One of best Whisky I ever drink. Fruity, rich, little smoky with long finish. Very harmonious and balanced. By right the best japanese of 2021.

  4. Jam50 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    6700 bottles limited edition
    Excellent hull
    Best Japanese book Jim Muray 2021 ????

  5. dinis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Japanese whisky of the year, by Jim murray 2021. Time for buy????

  6. Dominique69 scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the same as the normal Yoichi Single Malt NAS, no difference.

    In terms of taste, however, it is much more present, simply more intense. It doesn't taste like apple, rather with a noticeable trail of smoke.


    Don't know why it's rated so highly.
    I can still understand 88 points, but anything over 90 is laughable ...

  9. kloss scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

  10. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Color: Intense gold.
    Nose: Rich and deep. At the first nose, a thin film of soot and ash covers apples coming out of the oven. Then, the peat takes over. It oscillates between dry and oily sequences, which provides a lot of contrasts to the aromatic palette. As time goes by, the harshness of the smoke and the scents of burning Havana appear. The Yoïchi “style”, both powerful and concentrated, is therefore fully expressed.
    Palate: Fine and complex. Different from the nose, the attack on the palate is very fruity (apple and candied pear). Then, a rather diaphanous peat is deposited on the circumference of the taste palette. In the mid-palate, aromatic plants (lemon balm, chervil), lamb's lettuce and watercress testify to a magnificently herbaceous evolution. Gradually, nuts and apples highlight the oily and juicy character of the aftertaste.
    Finish: Long and balanced. Some citrus zest (grapefruit, lemon) provide liveliness at the start of the finish. Very slender, it also shows liquorice and vanilla. The peat has become drier (twigs, straw). In retro olfaction, dried fruits (almond, hazelnut, date) and flavors of toast cohabit in a particularly harmonious way. The empty glass is a subtle blend of ripe apple, peat and cut hay.


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