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Yoichi Single Malt

Overall rating
83.48/100
votes
71
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 9:05 am by Psychos

Average value

€ 76.21

71 × member ratings

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Member Junior nannerom
99
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91
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89
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88
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88
Member Senior kunavore
87
Connoisseur Andytka3
87
Connoisseur Andytka3
87
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87
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87
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87
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86
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86
Member Senior eaque
86
Administrator Vassago Clynelish
86
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86
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86
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86
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85
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85
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85
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85
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85
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85
Administrator Slàinte Mhath
85
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85
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85
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
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84
Expert Junior Vince
83
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83
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83
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83
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83
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83
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83
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83
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83
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82
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82
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82
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82
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82
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82
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81
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81
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81
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81
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81
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81
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81
Connoisseur mad69
81
Member Senior CaptinTom
80
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80
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80
Connoisseur Mr.Edradour
80
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80
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80
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79
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79
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78
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78
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78
Expert Junior Ganymed
77

212 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
21

Tastingtags

9 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
“That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)
Kumachan
Member Senior Kumachan Tasting note
27 Apr 2018 8:29 am
Kumachan gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

La robe est jaune dorée. 

Le nez.

pâtissier, fumé léger, sherry, fruit a chaire blanche.

Poire chocolat blanc.

Taste

La bouche.

c'Est gras et huileux, épicé, mais aussi fruité : mangue et kaki.

Pâtissier pour le massepain embrumé d'une tourbe légère et un piment doux. 

Finish


La finale est courte, minéral et fumé. 

Comments

Un Yoichi amputé de tout ce qui l'a conduit à ses sommets passés. 

Manque de concentration, de matières et de longueur.

Dommage.

S'Il fallait lui donner une note subjective, ce serait un 80.

Florian My Collection
Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
18 Apr 2018 9:51 am
Macheye gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Pronounced and expressive. Toffee apples, tangy citrus peels and oily/earthy peat smoke. Wet soils and greenery (herbs, leaves and mosses) and joined by sweet orange juice and slight nuttiness. Smoke levels are higher than I expected and rather pleasant at the same time - a combination of salty coastal smoke and seaweed with elements drawn further inland – woody, earthy and vegetal. Dry fires meets wet fires. A few drops of water heightens sweetness and adds a touch of orange peels alongside some homemade lemonade.

Taste

Slightly oily and nicely fulsome in the mouth – starting with lemons, salty water and barley, peating is gentle, but pervasive across the whole mouth – mineral and nicely balanced with the fruitier elements. In the mid-palate, earthiness once more – soils, mosses and some well-defined maltiness. Sourness is delivered by grapefruit and sits alongside some cask influence – ginger and leather. The addition of water adds some juiciness to the fruits, a touch more sugar and really emphasises the minerality of the smoke.

Finish

Medium, with tangy citrus and some salinity in the tail.

Comments

Whilst Yoichi Single Malt is quite a straight-forward whisky, it’s a well-made one that demonstrates good balance and is evocatively coastal. It’s arguably better than the 50cl NAS that is has in effect replaced, but at the same time, not quite in the same league as the discontinued age-statement Yoichi range. It also doesn’t to my palate taste particularly Japanese – whilst that’s no big issue by itself assuming the underlying quality it good (which is is), it does start to beg questions when one looks at the price point – around £75 here in the UK. Expensive NAS’s are nothing new, but does this one offer anything over and above similarly priced competitors? Hard to say. But, as replacement that is hopefully only temporary for a few years, it’s certainly better than I expected it to be.

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Rien
Expert Senior Rien Review note
25 Feb 2018 7:26 pm
Rien gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
79.3
Nose
78
Initial taste
78
Body
79
Finish
79
Price
82
Presentation
83
My Collection
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!

My Collection
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
Expert Junior 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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