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Yoichi 15-year-old

Overall rating
88.50/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB51064
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Genshu Single Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
Casknumber
412195
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottle code
10B44D
Added on
19 Jan 2014 3:22 pm by wbarchive_350097
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.90

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5 × member ratings

3 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yoichi 15-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.50 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Burnt tea leaves, mint, cherry cough syrup. Sweetened Lor Hon Kor tea. Xia Ku Cao. Very herbal. Earthy. Fresh rain. Even though the description is very Chinese, this has a distinctive Japanese twang to it.
    • Taste
      92 92
      A bit dry but this is delicious. A more austere form of sherry. Likely Oloroso. Smoked black tea, very herbal, mostly dark herbs. Charcoal. Bitter cherries. A bit mineral. Swims well with water.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Very long. Lingering burnt tea sweetness. Again, very herbal.

  2. tuntime scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A clean, high quality sherry cask delivers the fresh, juicy, oily, and spicy character over fragrant wood tones. A winning pick.

  3. numen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    sample from a friend
    • Nose
      Some of that sweet spice and fine aged wood that so reminds us of incense. Graphite and pencil shavings. The sherry influence is clear, balanced and not overwhelming the characteristics of the malt. Cherries, strawberry liqueur, just the tiniest drop of pressed coffee and candy chocolate. Oxygen draws out some red apples and cedar/teak in a mossy forest. A sour eau-de-vie channel opens among the fruit. There's something to this. (with water) Yes, it leaps from the glass now. The incense stick and spice box are a more complete layer. Plums, blackberries, strawberries, and jammy cherries.
    • Taste
      Rich and chewy with sour fruit. Cherries, honey, salt, and a slightly ashy quality. The oak comes out a bit, turning bitter strawberries into graphite, cedar (dry and seasoned), and bitter apple. A tad bitter for my liking at the midpalate and just after. Lots of softly flavored woods with only a few grains of generic brown sweet spice. Maybe this will open up with water. (with water) Oh yes, the fruit is much nicer here, even if it's less chewy. The spice and incense are sticky, but the bitterness remains, and it seems rather less complex.
    • Finish
      Generally more sour, especially with water, and lots of the same fruit and spices. More graphite and sour cherries and cranberries at the end, even if not the strongest or most distinct. This has its moments, and there were bits that I really loved, but it never quite gets where I had hoped it was going!

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    From a "sherry vatt" -- description on the distillery bar menu "Sweetness of creamy, sweet & sour fragrance of fruit taste of body". Cost 10,000 yen.

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