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Yoichi 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.91/100
votes
490
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
4904230103790
Added on
10 Dec 2008 9:35 pm

Average value

€ 383,27

58 × in wishlist

490 × member ratings

1875 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yoichi 10-year-old

57 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.91 points

  1. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The 10YO whisky is a sweet, a little bit peaty, salty, with black pepper and chocolate notes in the palate. The finish is a long, sweet, spicy, dry and lightly peaty. It’s an one of my favourite 10YO whiskies. 

  2. Tuboo scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    I absolutely loved this Japanese whisky and would be excited to have it again if money wasn't a concern. Very different to most of the other Japanese I've had. Scoring highly because its rare to find a whisky like this at the price I drank it at! And, it was so good.

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grated orange peel, light cookie dough, a little vanilla sugar. Red Apple. Rose petals. Garden soil, lemon thyme.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, spicy. Yellow apples, almonds, some pepper. A trace of wood ash.

  4. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    The last dram from the bottle:

    Nose:
    A fine-bitter woody smell comes from the glass - cedar and sandalwood. Add incense sticks and add a slightly smoky note. Nougat, dark and bitter forest honey, accompanied by the abrasion of orange peel. There is also dark, heavy fruit - plums, overripe sweet cherries and blueberries. But also a hint of banana. Menthol I no longer perceive. For freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon and a little cloves. A touch of brown sugar and marzipan.

    From the opening to the last swallow, the initially very strong menthol smell in the nose became weaker, developing more strongly into dark fruits. Consistent were the wood notes and a light incense smoke.

    Mouth:
    In the mouth hardly changes to the previous tasting - cool-mentholiger approach, with some eucalyptus tingling on the tongue. Sweet notes of red fruits and Pithaya. Add to that leather and soft smoke, vanilla in honey and real nougat. Hazelnuts and some milk chocolate, a little cinnamon.

    Finish:
    Long, mentholig, on the mouth a little bit espresso-bitter, altogether quite dry in the mouth. After some time, hazelnuts remain in the throat, some menthol on the tongue.

    A great malt that gains time and oxidation in the bottle. From starting 84 points to 88 for the last Dram. This makes an average of 86 points

  5. htz881 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Kumachan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A beautiful whisky under the influence of Sherry. Today sold at prohibitive prices. Extremely rare. If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 86.
    • Nose
      Dress. Amber gold, corpulent and numerous tears. Grasses.
      Nose. First look at tart tatin, raisin, smoked very thinly. Nuts. Old rum. The influence of the coastline is clear, iodized.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is very sweet, salty - sweet and spicy, smoked, pastry. Nuts. Grilled orange bark, one side banana. The influence of peat is reflected in dried salted, iodized and marine meat. Perfectly balanced and fine! Japanese elegance and righteousness to the millimeter.
    • Finish
      Hot final on iodine and salt. Marine. Pleasant bitterness on lemon peel. The length is not exceptional, about twenty seconds.

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    What remains is an isolated dull sweetness, as I find it in the Nikka ftB - and of which I'm not a very special friend.
    • Nose
      Iodine, caramel, musty, leather, vanilla, trail mix, blackcurrant, licorice, liquorice, peppermint liqueur, some vanilla
    • Taste
      creamy, soft and intense at the same time, malt, iodine, icing sugar, the iodine is stronger, cinnamon, salt liquorice, mocha, ginger, cloves, raisins, smoke, pears, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, black tea, vanilla, leather, pepper
    • Finish
      short, leather, ginger, roasted hazelnuts, vanilla, dark chocolate, peat

  9. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very interesting combination of exotic and smoke and salt, very unique Japanese
    • Nose
      Vanilla, complex, some peat smoke, iodine, light spices (clove?), Seashore, later exotic fruit and licorice
    • Taste
      First surprisingly strong sweetness, then clear malt, mango, dragon fruit, some malt, oak and ripe banana, nice light peat notes in between (but very subtle)
    • Finish
      Here comes back the peat and the roasted aroma, with slight saltiness and the exotic fruit, which also remain

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