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Yoichi Single Malt

Overall rating
83.38/100
votes
229
Whiskybase ID
WB73011
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2015
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
余市
Bottle code
6/14E601437
Barcode
4904230042204
Added on
12 Oct 2015 9:04 am by Psychos

Average value

€ 84.50

27 × in wishlist

229 × member ratings

667 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Yoichi Single Malt

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.38 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    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 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. MrDvorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    RATING: 84pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose is simple, young but pretty neat with gentle notes of white flowers, vanilla, white apples and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is bittersweet with a hint of sourness and notes of flowers, apples, Earl Grey tea and green grass.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The finish is medium lenght and quite dry with notes of bitter apple peel, grapefruit and some hints of honey.

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Surprised me positively, had the young Yoichis not in the head, was more of a Miyagikyo fan, but the NAS can do something, would be a top 40-50 € candidate.
    • Nose
      Nice plum and milk chocolate, behind it tree resin, nice malt, some incense sticks, cherry, dark honey, later also red apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, some leather
    • Taste
      Sour cherry, plum, more tart than the nose expects, incense sticks, leather, red apple, beautiful roasted malt, moist leaves, the chocolate more like dry dust in the background, berries, oak, earl gray
    • Finish
      Dry toasted notes, walnut, malt, cherry, plum, medium length

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Yoichi Single Malt (45%). Consumed July 2019. Aroma is crayons, plastic, subtle Rescue Remedy, lavender. Some subtle nice floral notes. Not bad. Taste is salty boozy, has an oily denseness. Some floral and woody notes. If there's peat it's not coming across as smoky it's more oily and floral. A faint note reminds me if sausage rolls. Tastes boozier than it is. Good without being great. Rough around the edges. 3.4/81

  5. riegerjonas scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    2020-07-18
    • Nose
      81 81
      gentle smoke, bright grapes, bright fruits, banana
    • Taste
      82 82
      pleasant smoke, spicy, semi-bitter chocolate, nuts
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Gous scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Floral, sweet, peated, berries, balanced, nice and enjoyable
    • Nose
      86 86
      Plum, dark berries, fragrant, sweet honey malt, light char/smokiness,
    • Taste
      87 87
      The smoke from nose turns to peat, it’s sweet and sour, malt, honey, flowers, again dark berries
    • Finish
      86 86
      Brine, sweet floral, honey

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