Yoichi 20-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt
Stated Age
20 years old
Oak Casks
52.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 Dec 2008 5:44 pm

Average value

€ 3110.69

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378 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yoichi 20-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.42 points

  1. sphinx scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Seanzhang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good but very disappointed compared to other tasting of this Yoichi 20yo.
    Bottle tired? Bad batch?
    • Nose
      Liquorice, cold ash, sherry, leather, slightly lemony. Very small point of sulfur.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is soft, slightly watery, on leather, wood, ash.
    • Finish
      In the final on the ash, the cheese, the sulfur.

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I purchased this about 4-5 years ago in Tokyo for around $230 and I thought that cost a bomb. Well, good luck even finding this nowadays. 
    • Nose
      Rainy day in a buddhist temple, with incense in the background. There is also fragrant wood. Also something sour or is it pickled? Weird, but not off-putting.
    • Taste
      Salty, a bit oily, spicy, peaty, cola candy, and always this beautiful incense/fragrant wood in the background which I also find in Hanyu and Chichibu, even though it's a bit more subtle here.
    • Finish
      Nice finish, long. Perhaps you can taste "Wong Lo Kat" in the aftertaste (a sweetened, canned, Chinese herbal tea). A hint of high-mountain oolong tea also. 

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Intense heat on nose, be patient and let your senses adapted to the
    beefy puffs. Slightly shy to reveal initially but a monster when fully
    unleashed. Intense sweet fragrant of dried monk fruit with whiff of plum
    bouquet. Nose deeply, light decay note reveal, resembling peaty whisky from Campbeltown
    and very Longrow.

    Palate:- Creamy and flavoursome. Cabbage rawness with nugmet sweet and
    pungent. Masculine and rush of flavour, eye-watering spicy dram.

    Finish:- Gloriously long. Well rounded and high on mark. Loud and solid
    dram packed with loads of precious components. Gum numbing. Chewy.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    With water I would say the bitterness is more evident but it is still very easy to drink.

    This is really good and at 52% I do not think water is needed, recommended.
    • Nose
       Coffee, strong sherry, treacle toffee, varnish, smokey.
    • Taste
      Coffee, prunes, dark chocolate, oaky bitterness but in a good way, very smooth, elegent.
    • Finish
      Medium length, smooth.

  9. markkerr02 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20110%20Nikka%20vertikal.html Test 110: Nikka Vertical - 110416
    The whisky tested:
    Glass 1 Nikka Yoichi 10yo, 45%, 594 kr 30 points
    Glass 2 Nikka Coffey Grain 2000/2010, 61%, 1125 kr 42 points
    Glass 3 Nikka Miyagikyo 15yo, 45%, 1199 kr 57 points
    Glass 4 Nikka Taketsuru 35yo, 43%, about 6700 kr 97 points
    Glass 5 Nikka Yoichi 20yo, 52%, 2535 kr 171 points
    Glass 6 Nikka Yoichi 1987/2010, 59%, 1350 kr 143 points
    Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Nikka Yoichi 20yo, 52%
    Color: Amber
    Scent: Smokers, fattones
    Taste: Dry / tannins, raisins, slightly vanilla, some smoke
    Aftertaste: Long with fattones, a little dried fruit, a little smoke, a little vanilla ice cream and chocolate come to the end
    Score: 93

  10. alectron scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Single dram. Blind tasting. Regionals 2014_08
    Came 1st, w 8.35 pts
    • Nose
      Malty, musty, sherry, fruity, citronat/succade, earthy, apples, faint smoke, diesel/tar, coffee. (88, later 90)
    • Taste
      A bit thinner than expected after the fairly dense nose, bitter-sweet, tobacco, some berries, faint cardboard. (87)
    • Finish
      sherry, more berries, smoke, faint tar. (89)


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