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Yoichi Single Malt is a Japanese Single Malt whiskey produced by the Nikka Distillery. It's bottled at 45% ABV and carries no age statement. Let's dive in!
Waxy fruits on the nose, light pepper, a touch of sulfur, a tiny hint of smoke. Apples, pears, light cream and frosting, a touch of vanilla bean sweetness.
Light and sweet on the palate, a bit of ethanol but not punishing. Caramel, honey, vanilla bean, light melon. Easy drinking, a blend of fresh fruit, honey and just a tinge of smoke.
Moderate finish, the best of the pour so far, blending clover honey, caramel, fresh bread and apple pie notes. Ethanol still sticks out a bit more than it should, but it’s less out of place here.
Overall, this drinks just fine. Not exceptional, but preferable to Taketsuru and Nikka’s Coffey Grain.