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Yoichi 20-year-old

Category Single Malt from Japan
Details Details
Distillery
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Single Malt
Age 20 years old
Casktype Oak Casks
Strength 52.0 % Vol.
Size 700 ml
Barcode 4904230103769
Price 780.00$ 842.40£ 663.00
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
lincolnimp Review note
about a year ago
lincolnimp gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
86
lincolnimp Tasting note
about a year ago
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 Note
about a year ago

World Whiskies Awards 2008
World's Best Single Malt

“I like my whisky old and my women young.”
markkerr02 Note
about a year ago
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 Tasting note
about a year ago
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 Review note
a couple of years ago
Mushinico gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92
Nose
92
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
94
Price
85
Presentation
91
KayMeertens Tasting note
a couple of years ago
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.

magic_slim Tasting note
a couple of years ago
magic_slim gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Sweet with notes of sandalwood, lotus flowers and tropic fruits (lychees, pineapple and citrus fruits). Some fish oil as well. A lovely nose.

Taste

Starts sweet with honey, then becomes spicier and spicier. Still fruity with a whiff of smoke in the background. Very elegant, delicate and well balanced. 

Finish

Long, becoming oaky and smoky with liquorice and leather.

Comments

Superb, recommended - what can I say more.

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numen Tasting note
a couple of years ago
numen gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Deep gold
Nose

Faint, not the most pungent here. All the same, there is beautiful integration. Pear, quiet apple and lemon, graphite. Oil (putty, I like this). Ginger. Stones and something almost coastal, but not fully. Sandalwood in the far rear, with just the slightest of spice and salt. (with water) Amps up the aromas. Moving here to caster sugar, sweet spice, soft and sweet wood. Candied walnuts and even a sweet smoke.

Taste

Yes, silky. The oak is so perfectly integrated. It shows up, and it's always in check and extremely balanced. Honey and honeyed. Graphite, light ash, and then some rancio. A little more sour fruit. (with water) A little more candied here as well, more rancio and walnuts, and delicious. Rather linear. Swims well, loses just a hair.

Finish

Some residual sweetness along with the graphite, lemon, and smoke - all subtle and dessert-like. This is really lovely and graceful, just a bit more subdued and linear than I'd have expected. Still, extremely well made, extremely enjoyable, and excellent.

Comments
Titi94 Note
a couple of years ago

Tasting Notes by SCOMA: 

Aroma: Rich and juicy, oaky with sherry notes, walnuts and gentle spices.


Taste: Spices dominate with nice clean malt, oak, walnut and sherry.

Finish: Spicy and clean malt until the end. 
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Low as
€ 749.00

Overall rating
163 member votes
90.16
Average review ratings
Weighted Rate
90.87
Nose - Aroma
92.33
Initial taste
91.67
Body
91.00
Finish
91.67
Price
85.67
Presentation
89.67
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