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Yoichi 1991

Overall rating 42 votes 90.45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Warehouse #15
Vintage
25.02.1991
Bottled
24.08.2011
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
New Cask
Casknumber
129651
Strength
63.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Oct 2011 8:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1355,00

Tastingtags

8 Notes

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
22 Jun 2017 4:17 pm
ctu gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Candied orange peel, mango, salted caramel, coconut, peat and earth.

Taste

Powerful. Peaty, fruity. Chocolate, strawberry, menthol and lime. Touch of tobacco and ash.

Finish

Long. Peat and tobacco.

Comments

Wonderful ratios of sweet fruits, peat, spices and sour citruses. Professional work from Japan.

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
14 May 2017 10:03 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points

Reminds me of a sweet, young, juicy Caol Ila whih is no bad thing.

A very good whisky, the last Yoichi 20 year I had was also a good one.

Weighted Rate
90.6
Nose
88
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
88
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
14 May 2017 10:31 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Quite prickly on orange sherbet, candied fruits, caramel wafers, salted caramel, it gets less aggressive after a few minutes . After a while there are some lovely Turkish delight  notes.

Taste

That has some power and massive peat that I was not expecting and the orange that the nose promised is there with some fudge.

My initial impression is very good, the peat is strong but there is this lovely fruitiness mixed in with it

Neat this is lip smacking,with Turkish delight still there, milk chocolate.

Finish

Long, sweet & peaty.

Comments

With water the peat is more pronounced on the nose but more citrus and cream is in the mix. The palate is even juicier with the same fruitiness.

Good sweet lingering finish.

This has just the right amount of sherry and peat, lovely stuff.

ChungLin
Member Senior ChungLin Note
25 Apr 2015 2:59 am

A cask from winning 1991 vintage, you can't go wrong with it!

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
14 Jun 2013 7:46 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

The prickly nose contains peat and silt, but it is the sweetness that is victorious here. <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Oranges and lemon, stone fruits (apricots and even some mango) and then some vanilla and earth. But also roasted almonds and sweet & sour sauce! Caramel. Chocolate. Coconut. It keeps developing. Complex little animal.

Taste

Fiery and creamy on the palate with a big kick from both the spices and the high alcohol percentage. The citrus from the nose is joined by grapefruit. Some menthol. Then the peat returns. It goes up and down. The second sip offers nuts and chocolate. What a balance.

Finish

The finish is long, warm and elegant.

Comments

The best Yoichi that I have tried so far. And I know where a bottle can still be had for around 200 EUR. Think I will grab it.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Lafroy
Expert Senior Lafroy Review note
13 Sep 2012 2:48 pm
Lafroy gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89.3
Nose
91
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
89
Willie JJ
Expert Senior Willie JJ Tasting note
26 Aug 2012 1:06 pm
Willie JJ gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Massively concentrated fruit compote. Tannins, bog myrtle, slight caramel, smoky jam.

Taste

Incredible intensity, full on tobacco spread with strawberry jam. Sugar sparkles and a little barbecue sauce with water.

Finish

Chewing tobacco that makes the mouth water forever. Barley sugared magic.

Comments

Wonderful. Another Japanese gem.

It's better to have drunk it all than never to have drunk at all.
tamriel
Expert Senior tamriel Review note
04 Mar 2012 11:44 pm
tamriel gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
92
Price
85
Presentation
89

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