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Yoichi 10-year-old

Overall rating 408 votes 84.52
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 9:51 pm

Tastingtags

51 Notes

Wolv
Expert Senior Wolv Review note
17 Sep 2017 12:14 pm
Wolv gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
83
Presentation
86
EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
09 Sep 2017 7:38 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Jod, Karamell, muffig, Leder, Vanille, Studentenfutter, schwarze Johannisbeeren, Süßholz, Lakritze, Pfefferminzlikör, etwas Vanille

Taste

weich und gleichzeitig wuchtig und intensiv, Malz, Jod, Puderzuckersüße, das Jod wird stärker, Zimt, Salzlakritze, Mokka, Ingwer, Nelke, Rosinen, Rauch, Birnen, Haselnüsse, Paranüsse, schwarzer Tee, Vanille, Leder, Pfeffer

Finish

kurz, Leder, Ingwer, geröstete Haselnüsse, Vanille, dunkle Schokolade, Torf

Comments

Zurück bleibt eine isolierte dumpfe Süße, wie ich sie auch im Nikka ftB finde - und von der ich kein sonderlicher Freund bin.

EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Senior EinSpatzUnterVielen Review note
09 Sep 2017 7:24 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
81
Price
80
Presentation
86
ColdAesthetics
Expert Senior ColdAesthetics Tasting note
09 Apr 2017 2:58 am
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Vanille, komplex, etwas Torfrauch, Jod, leichte Gewürze (Nelke?), Meeresküste, später exotische Frucht und Süßholz

Taste

Zuerst überraschend kräftige Süße, dann deutliches Malz, Mango, Drachenfrucht, etwas Malz, Eiche und vorreife Banane, schöne leichte Torfnoten dazwischen (aber sehr dezent)

Finish

Hier kommt der Torf und das Röstaroma zurück, mit leichter Salzigkeit und der exotischen Frucht, die auch bleiben

Comments

Sehr interessante Kombi aus Exotik und Rauch und Salz, sehr einzigartig japanisch

DrinkingWhisky
Expert Senior DrinkingWhisky Tasting note
19 Mar 2017 8:49 pm
DrinkingWhisky gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Cedar wood, nicely balanced with fruit - the darker kind (plums, blackcurrant). Nice touch of polish wax (menthol). 

Taste

Gentle woodiness of pine trees, again nicely balanced with fruitiness (dried fruit like apricots, with later on some pear coming through). Grassy notes. 

Finish

Keeps lingering.

Comments

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). 

"I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already." - Tommy Cooper
OpiumX
Member Senior OpiumX Tasting note
01 Feb 2017 3:54 pm
OpiumX gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Quite a savoury smell, something like damp wood. Certainly very different from most Scottish malt whisky's.

Taste

Again savoury, now with a hint of peat on the background. Interesting, but well defined.

Finish

Short finish and a bit rough with the burn of alcohol in my throath.

Comments

Nice enough, but the quality does not justify the price tag. Could use some more age before bottling.

yggr
Expert Junior yggr Review note
30 Jan 2017 11:08 pm
yggr gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.4
Nose
83
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
86
Price
82
Presentation
84
win some, loose some, its all the same to me.
kot1803
Expert Senior kot1803 Review note
21 Oct 2016 7:50 pm
kot1803 gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
84
Presentation
85
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Igor
Expert Senior Igor Tasting note
01 Sep 2016 6:58 pm
Igor gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Oho!! What is that - a medical lab, eh? It's full of medicines and mixtures of all kinds, apparently cough syrup note, some fragrant herb there, poignant, peppermint/mint tea, herbal bitter/-liqueur - reminiscent somewhat of Riga balsam or Becherovka rather. There's a touch of lacquer in the distance, cinnamon, licorice, burnt caramel, cassis (blackcurrant)?, lingonberry, syrupy, more cinnamon spice, liniment. 

Later (with time being spent): mint cake along with chocolate spread, oak is coming through as well now - could be Mizunara?..

It's got an ambiguous nose indeed, this Yoichi, - unusual, to say the least. A fair amount of freshness hovers at the top and much more thicker, denser aromatics (of medical origin mainly) are to be found down below in bottom layers of it.

Taste

Congruous to the nose, it is so oily, warm - not hot, sweet and a little bitter too. Again, credit to the skillful Japanese craftsmen, coherency is almost perfect here. Cinnamon oil, frankincense, it tastes really mellow (hard to believe it's 45% alc.), well rounded, full, rich, with fig, dried apricot, continues on that Riga balsam note (less pronounced on the palate though), some mint, cold mint tea, Vishnevsky/balsamic liniment, Golden star balm?, eucalyptus.

Finish

Having a nice numbness to it, it is long finish, not a medium one. Carries sweet orange flavours, mandarin and candied ginger, dried orange peels, lemon rind, peppermint. Quiets on cocoa residues, dried cloves and ground black pepper.

Comments
Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one.
detachedblue
Member Senior detachedblue Tasting note
16 Aug 2016 4:07 pm
detachedblue gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Iodine, very gentle peat. The nose is very very good.

vanilla and toffee, banana.
Taste

Smooth, apple and pear, light smoke in the back. 

Finish

Short, sweet and smoke

Comments

I would say that this is a very good highland malts in blind tasting. The use of peat here is a masterpiece, much better than some of the distilleries in Scotland nowadays. 

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