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Yoichi 20-year-old

Overall rating 186 votes 90.28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
余市
Barcode
4904230103769
Added on
26 Dec 2008 5:30 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Member rates

308 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 23

Tastingtags

18 Notes

Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Tasting note
07 Dec 2017 5:20 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Tawny
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. 

Comments

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. 

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
22 Dec 2016 9:20 pm
Andytka3 gave this whisky 90 points

Nose:- 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.

Weighted Rate
90.4
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
93
Price
85
Presentation
85
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
21 Nov 2015 11:51 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
86
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
27 Sep 2015 2:41 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Deep copper
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.

Comments

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.

wekke
Expert Senior wekke Note
15 Jul 2015 5:16 pm

World Whiskies Awards 2008
World's Best Single Malt

“I like my whisky old and my women young.”
markkerr02
Expert Senior markkerr02 Note
24 May 2015 6:27 pm
markkerr02 gave this whisky 93 points

http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%20110%20Nikka%20vertikal.html

Provning 110: Nikka vertikal - 110416


De whisky som provades:


Glas 1 Nikka Yoichi 10yo, 45%, 594 kr    30 poäng
Glas 2 Nikka Coffey Grain 2000/2010, 61%, 1125 kr     42 poäng
Glas 3 Nikka Miyagikyo 15yo, 45%, 1199 kr    57 poäng
Glas 4 Nikka Taketsuru 35yo, 43%, ca 6700 kr      97 poäng
Glas 5 Nikka Yoichi 20yo, 52%, 2535 kr    171 poäng
Glas 6 Nikka Yoichi 1987/2010, 59%, 1350 kr    143 poäng 


Provningsnoteringar Bernt Sjödin

Nikka Yoichi 20yo, 52%
Färg:               Bärnsten
Doft:                Röktoner, fattoner
Smak:             Torr/tanniner, russin, aning vanilj, lite rök
Eftersmak:      Lång med fattoner, lite torkad frukt, aning rök, kommer även lite vaniljsötma och choklad mot slutet
Poäng:            93

 

alectron
Specialist alectron Tasting note
11 Jan 2015 10:10 am
alectron gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Gin clear
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)

Comments

Single dram. Blind tasting. Regionals 2014_08
Came 1st, w 8.35 pts

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
Mushinico
Expert Junior Mushinico Review note
28 Nov 2014 11:50 am
Mushinico gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.8
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
94
Price
85
Presentation
91
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
18 Nov 2014 2:36 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Lots of glue. Raisin, bramble and mocha.

Taste

Raisin, dark chocolate, glue and a little sulphur.

Finish

Raisin, mocha and dark chocolate.

Comments

Blind tasting of Usquebaugh Society.
Apart from the heavy glue (I wonder how come this is not mentioned in anyone's notes), this is really good stuff. Glue is just a disturbing factor to me, for those who don't mind glue or even enjoy it this is a stunner.

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