- 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
37 × in wishlist
69 × member ratings
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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
- Fantastic whisky, Fruit, Deep and complex
- (TASTED BLIND)
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.
- 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.
- 6700 bottles limited edition
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- Japanese whisky of the year, by Jim murray 2021. Time for buy????
- 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 ...
- TASTING NOTE LMDW
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.