Yoichi 2000's

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Malt
57.0 % Vol.
180 ml 500 ml
Bottled for
Distillery Shop Only
Added on
09 Nov 2014 4:16 pm by wbarchive_350097
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 332.33

6 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

158 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yoichi 2000's

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.61 points

  1. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    15 ml / ¥400 @ Yoichi Distillery.

    Appearance: Deep golden with nice legs.

    Nose: Caramel, vanilla, smoke, raisins, oak, bit of old, wet oak.

    Palate: Peaty, some iodine, camp fire smoke, pepper, oak, strong alcohol burn.

    Finish: Smoke, caramel, malt sugar, pepper, alcohol.

    With Water: Necessary. The peat comes out hugely, barley sugar, lovely.

    Overall: Great peat, age shows well, this is lovely and I wish they still had bottles to sell!!!

  2. Vince scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A bit too alcoholic and a tad too dry, but the power of Yoichi is still there.

  3. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Most of the Yoichi's I've tried are fortunately some great ones... things like the genshus, where they picked some of their best casks to be sold in the distillery shop, and the classic and standard 15 and 20 year olds. Recently stuff that have come out unfortunately has been disappointing, which is just a reflection that they have ran out of the good stuff. The casks used in the 2000's are definitely not first rate. While the Yoichi distillate still shines well enough, there is a rawness that didn't sit too well with me. Mind you, it is not just the age! I've had 5 and 10 yo genshus that are tremendous for its age. Still 88 points is not bad.

  5. My.Whisky.Journal scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Style: Caramel-malt and Complex


    Smoky caramel butterscotch laminated with earthy menthol spice. Naked barley brimming emphatically, strolling down the lane we have orchard fruits contributing some nice sweetness and crispness. Very nice. Farmy peat with a slight touch of mineral and ink. Tobacco leaves, apricots and strawberry jam towards the end.


    Starts with more butterscotch, egg pudding and menthol tobacco leaves on the palate. Caramel sauce drizzling on poppy seed pancakes sided with honeycomb, switching to the fruity side we have gooseberries, orange blossoms and lemon myrtle infused with malt syrup. Peat smoke gently stoking the core, popcorn notes and peppermint to finish. Very good.


    Barley soaking in caramel sauce, menthol and earthy tone connecting to the fruity notes.


    A distillate-driven, delicious and punchy Yoichi. Even without many years under its belt, every facet of the expression is beautifully optimized and integrated, the vibrant caramel-barley core carries and unlock all the layers within, so well-balanced and complex. Great stuff, close to 2 stars.

    ☆ [Recommended]

    [57% / Original Bottling / No Age Statement / Limited Edition / Circa 2010 Bottled / Cask Strength / T+]


  6. wbarchive_350097 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Sold for 6'480¥ at the distillery.


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