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Yoichi Single Malt

  • Distiller:

    Nikka

  • Bottler:

    Nikka

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Overall, this drinks just fine. Not exceptional, but preferable to Taketsuru and Nikka’s Coffey Grain.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whisky Study
  • Excerpt: Yoichi is not my favorite Nikka expression, but still a very good whisky – especially for those who appreciate a more coastal influenced Scotch.
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  • Intro:

    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!

  • Nose:

    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.

  • Taste:

    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.

  • Finish:

    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:

    Overall, this drinks just fine. Not exceptional, but preferable to Taketsuru and Nikka’s Coffey Grain.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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