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Yoichi Single Malt

Overall rating 55 votes 83.72

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 21
Balance 21

Tastingtags

6 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
12 Aug 2017 8:12 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 85 points

I am not a huge fan of NAS whiskies. With few notable exceptions, you are simply paying more to get less. After Nikka discontinued all Single Malts with age statement, I thought this Yoichi would be a big disappointment. Well, I was wrong. Full and fruity with growing hints of smoke, the nose features sour plums, milk chocolate and incense sticks. Rich fruitiness, green tea and a potpourri of sweet, bitter, dry and spicy notes add up to a well-composed palate. The finish falls a bit short and fades rather quickly. Nevertheless, a pleasant surprise. Wabi-sabi!

RATING: 3.7/5.0 ≙ 85 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE [+]·

Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
83
Price
80
Presentation
86
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
11 Dec 2017 2:31 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 80 points

Au nez ,épices,un peu de miel et une légère fumée.

En bouche,fruits jaunes orangés fugaces,des fruits secs,du malt,du miel et un peu de cacao sur cette fumée salée qui picote.

En finale,c'est assez court,monolithique!

Un dram simple,manquant de relief!

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maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
11 Aug 2017 7:34 am

By Serge 

Yoichi (45%, OB, Japan, +/-2017): 86 Punkte

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
26 May 2017 6:33 pm
Andytka3 gave this whisky 87 points

N- Nervous, fine line between musky sea notes liked salted fish and sweet tropical fruits, two dimensions and evolving, aroma of sauvignon blanc, apple and chocolate cookies emerge. Pleasantly complex for a NAS.


P- Sweet malt from the alcohol, lychee smokes with hint of oily tar. Tasty.


F- Medium-long, oily coating with echoing tropical fruit sweetness.


— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
87.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
90
Presentation
85
Willum
Member Senior Willum Tasting note
01 Jan 2017 4:53 pm
Willum gave this whisky 81 points
Color
White wine
Nose

Light, fruity, some peate and a little salt.

Taste
A firm kick of well balanced fruit (citrus), spices and light smoke.
Layered and no
Finish

Nice long finish, drying, fruity.


Comments
Layered in nose and on the palate.
Constant: nose, palate and finish are in harmony; no real surprises but intresting enough for another dram.
MaltyMillionaire
Expert Senior MaltyMillionaire Tasting note
05 Jul 2016 4:24 am
MaltyMillionaire gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Some alcohol vapour. Black liquorice, very mild peat, honey, fruit, some mild citrus notes. 

Taste

Light and smooth and soft on the palate. Sweet honey arrival with very mild vegetal peat, spice, fruit. 

Finish

Big sweet and spice hit on the finish. Sweetness fades to mild sweet and spices linger for a long drying finish with pleasing spice.

Comments

A competent and pleasant whisky. 

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