- 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
54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.71 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.
- 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.