Yoichi 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Nikka Key Malt - Peaty & Salty
Stated Age
12 years old
55.0 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
23 Jan 2014 2:17 am by karuizawa_fans

Average value

€ 454.14

8 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yoichi 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.64 points

  1. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. numen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sample from a friend.

    The peat on the palate was a bit surprising compared to the nose, but it was just as intense and focused. Really clearly a high quality malt in it.
    • Nose
      Light peat, clean and refreshing. There's some smoke and salty nori. Faintly sweet malt and lemon, both fresh and candied. Oil, almost verging on putty, and I do like it! Some ginger and white pepper, and touching on wet pebbles and oysters. (with water) Slightly flatter, and if less sharp for it, then all the more accessible. The lovely malty character is a bit more evident.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily, and rich. Very chewy. Heavy ash, almost with a suggestion of bitter oak, but it's the peat fully emerging, and bold. Salt, ginger, chili, and less coastal. The fruit and secondary elements from the nose are more obscured here. (with water) A touch sweeter here, though still on familiar ground.
    • Finish
      Ash, ginger, lemon, salt, and less malt. The putty makes a return. Really pleasant finish


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