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Yoichi 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.84/100
votes
282
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon, New Oak and Sherry Barrels
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Origami Packaging
Bottle code
16H10C
Barcode
4904230103776
Bottled for
Importé par La Maison du Whisky
Added on
10 Dec 2008 10:58 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 672,73

282 × member ratings

956 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
22
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

36 Notes

Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
10 Apr 2018 11:29 am
Calmar gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Первый нос - немного дыма, бурбон, мокрый камень, затем лёгкие лаково-ацетонные ноты, сухофрукты и всё это на фоне свежеразломанного зелёного яблока.

Taste

Мягкий вкус дерева, цитрусовая свежесть, сладость, пряности, всё очень деликатно и мягко, лёгкий дым и торф.

Finish

Продолжение вкуса, угасающие пряности и специи на фоне дерева, в конце - лёгкие отзвуки фруктового компота, пюре из овощей, торф.

Comments

Очень мягкий и спокойный виски, но в то же время нельзя назвать его заглаженным, есть в нём и глубина и характер. Достойный представитель страны восходящего солнца, своей мягкостью и деликатностью напоминающий Isle of Jura.

Alex Fridays
Expert Junior Alex Fridays Note
24 Jun 2018 10:33 am
Alex Fridays gave this whisky 92 points

Old leather, furniture polish, chocolate, allspices, christmas cake, sweet fruits, light creosote, coffee and cream notes on nose.

Creosote, peated smoke, spices, oak cask, chocolate, coffee, green apples, dried fruits notes on palate. 

Spices, vanilla, coffee, green apples, light creosote, dryness, floral, green tea notes on long finish.

Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Note
30 Apr 2018 2:07 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 89 points

Just a few years ago, the Yoichi 15 and the Yamazaki 18 were readily available on shelves here in US. Ahh... those were the days. Anyways, I've always enjoyed the less expensive Yoichi 15 more than the Yamazaki 18. I find there is more depth and complexity to the Yoichi along with a nice subtle peat that the Yamazaki lacks. 

valery77
Expert Senior valery77 Review note
15 Feb 2018 5:43 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
86
Price
75
Presentation
85
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Tasting note
17 Oct 2017 12:33 pm
maltaholic gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Ganz leichte Rauchnote, zunächst. Da war der 10jährige heftiger. Da kommen auch schöne Holzaromen, Gewürze, Nelken, Trauben. 

Taste

Sehr leicht und angenehm im Geschmack. Die Eiche überwiegt. 

Finish
Comments

Ein reinrassiger, nur leicht rauchiger Malt. Schade, dass diese ehemaligen Standards so schwer zu bekommen sind. Vor drei Jahren stand der noch in allen Convenient Stores...

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Tasting note
18 Mar 2017 2:12 pm
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Tourbe légère et fondue dans une fraîcheur délicate et florale. Du malt et de la noisette. De plus en plus même.

Taste

Bien épicé avec de la douceur maltée. Il prend de l'ampleur à chaque gorgée.

Finish

Assez imposante avec une note de fumée.

Comments

Il m'aura fallu du temps pour être convaincu, mais oui, c'est un bon dram !


Enthousiasme 4/5
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Donwaldorf
Expert Senior Donwaldorf Tasting note
07 Mar 2017 6:24 pm
Donwaldorf gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Les premières notes sont clairement sur les fruits que ce soit des fruits éxotiques avec la papaye, la banane ou des fruits plus singuliers commes la pêche ou l’abricot. Quelques notes de vanille s’entremêlent à cette “danse fruitière”. Après quelques minutes d’aération les fruits laissent place peu à peu à de la pâte d’amande et du vernis, le tout recouvert de fumée qu’on avait du mal à percevoir au départ.

Taste

Une bouche tout en légereté qui reste très conventionnelle sur les épices, le bois, le chocolat... avec derrière cette fumée qui traverse le temps sans se disperser. Il y a quelques notes végétales et mentholées sur la fin de bouche

Finish

Une finale plutôt longue et agréable sur le chocolat et les épices. Il y a cette étrange fumée qui perdure en bouche et qui ne laisse pas indifférent.

Comments

Un magnifique nez... on pourrait le humer pendant des heures sans s’en lasser. La suite est plus consensuelle et sans réelle surprise mais drolement précis. On appréciera (ou non !) cette petite fumée persistante tout au long de la dégustation.

Eclectic Scotchist
Expert Senior Eclectic Scotchist Review note
29 Aug 2016 7:11 am
Eclectic Scotchist gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.9
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
84
Price
75
Presentation
90
Eclectic Scotchist
Expert Senior Eclectic Scotchist Tasting note
26 Aug 2016 11:13 pm
Eclectic Scotchist gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Old wooden boards, fruity and syrupy malt, some smoke, cantaloupes/melon, salty liquorice, a whiff of vanilla, some flowery notes, cream, a nice balanced herbal touch and a faint, but noticeable trace of sherried spices.

Taste

Cream, sweet toffee, vanilla, candied pears, a soft sense of sea (brine), honeyed sherry, a hint of lime and old wooden oak boards intermingled with some pleasant leathery tones. Quite elemental.

Finish

Quite a long finish: Old oak, some smoke (more present towards the very end), vanilla, unburnt peat, gentle wooden spices with a hint of sherry, some soft (pleasant) bitterness at the end, a hint of lime and perhaps a tad of Talisker-like pepper.

Comments

Light to medium-bodied. Would IMO have benefited from more cask time, but I find it a very good example of a very "Scottish-like" Japanese whisky and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who enjoy especially the Scottish Island whiskies!

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
07 Jul 2016 11:23 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 63 points

The nose is ok and the finish reasonable but the rest is rubbish. I will have to try this again I feel.

Just tried a Glendronach 21 Parlaiment after this, there is nothing wrong with my palate after all. The Glendronach was good, this Yoichi is rubbish.

Weighted Rate
63
Nose
84
Initial taste
50
Body
56
Finish
70
Price
40
Presentation
70

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