- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Malt
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 45.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 10 Dec 2008 9:51 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Yoichi 10-year-old
55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.75 points
- 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.
- The last dram from the bottle:
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
Hot final on iodine and salt. Marine. Pleasant bitterness on lemon peel. The length is not exceptional, about twenty seconds.
- 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.
Iodine, caramel, musty, leather, vanilla, trail mix, blackcurrant, licorice, licorice, peppermint liqueur, some vanilla
soft and at the same time powerful and intense, malt, iodine, icing sugar, the iodine is stronger, cinnamon, salt liquorice, mocha, ginger, clove, raisins, smoke, pears, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, black tea, vanilla, leather, pepper
short, leather, ginger, roasted hazelnuts, vanilla, dark chocolate, peat
- Very interesting combination of exotic and smoke and salt, very unique Japanese
Vanilla, complex, some peat smoke, iodine, light spices (clove?), Seashore, later exotic fruit and licorice
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)
Here comes back the peat and the roasted aroma, with slight saltiness and the exotic fruit, which also remain
- Nicely balanced. Tasted on 13/11/2016 in a Japanese line-up (WB ID's 70236, 5443, 9252, 38412, 6016, 71248 and 20342, in that order).
Cedar wood, nicely balanced with fruit - the darker kind (plums, blackcurrant). Nice touch of polish wax (menthol).
Gentle woodiness of pine trees, again nicely balanced with fruitiness (dried fruit like apricots, with later on some pear coming through). Grassy notes.
- Nice enough, but the quality does not justify the price tag. Could use some more age before bottling.
Quite a savoury smell, something like damp wood. Certainly very different from most Scottish malt whisky's.
Again savoury, now with a hint of peat on the background. Interesting, but well defined.
Short finish and a bit rough with the burn of alcohol in my throath.