Yoichi Discovery Aromatic Yeast
Single Malt - 48% - 70 cl
Launched in 2021 as Nikka Whisky approaches its 90th anniversary, the Discovery Series was created to highlight the key stages in the creation of its single malts, Yoichi and Miyagikyo.Read more
Launched in 2021 as Nikka Whisky approaches its 90th anniversary, the Discovery Series was created to highlight the key stages in the creation of its single malts, Yoichi and Miyagikyo.
The 2022 edition focuses on the specific influence of yeast in the flavour profile of the whiskies. Yoichi Discovery Aromatic Yeast reveals a floral and fruity universe strongly marked by the characteristic peat of the distillery located on the island of Hokkaido.
On the nose, the saline peat takes over both the fruity aromas of apple, pear and yellow melon, as well as the floral aromas of lily and carnation. On the palate, the peaty side is reinforced as well as the fruity and floral aromas with the appearance of notes of mirabelle plum and greengage and tulip and cyclamen. The quite long finish will bring notes of plum and licorice coated by a peat which evolves towards smoked notes.
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The distillery Yoichi
Located in the north of the archipelago, about 50 km west of the city of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, the Yoichi distillery was built in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of the Nikka brand.
The regional climate close to that of Scotland, as well as the presence of peat bogs and a very pure water source are the ideal conditions that Taketsuru was looking for in order to build his own distillery, the very first of his Nikka brand. The harsh winters where temperatures are mostly negative, the sea air and the use of peat for malting barley are at the origin of the strong, powerful and more or less peaty character of Yoichi whiskies.
Made of whiskies exclusively distilled, aged and bottled in Japan.
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