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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

JAPANESE WHISKY SPECIAL - YOICHI 20YO - DISTILLERY BOTTLING

Another Nikka brand - the Yoichi - is located on the north island of Hokkaido, not far from the former Olympic city of Sapporo. Where most other distilleries in Japan is located down south in a very much close to sub-tropical climate, Yoichi gets all 4 seasons up north on Hokkaido.

This is the 20yo expression from this highly esteemed distillery...

Yoichi 20yo 52%, batch 08J54B, Nikka

Colour: Deep Amber

Nose:
Earthy and sherried notes with a hint of peat, hardwood planks and tobacco.
Marinated dark fruits, fresh leather/hint of wet horse and black tea.

Taste:
Sherry and peat, burnt sugar, spicy fruits, wet oak staves, earthen floors and sweet tobacco giving off delicate peat in the aftertaste...

Though its still good whisky, I'd thought this would give off more than it did...

87/100!

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