Yoichi Single Malt
Single Malt - 45 % - 70 cl
Yoichi Single Malt is now the only representative of the single malts family from the first Nikka's distillery. A worthy heir of its line, it proudly carries the so atypical character that made Yoichi's whiskies famous.Read more
Yoichi Single Malt is now the only representative of the single malts family from the first Nikka's distillery. A worthy heir of its line, it proudly carries the so atypical character that made Yoichi's whiskies famous. Blending of whiskies with different ages, it marries with balance floral, fruity and peaty aromas for an amazing tasting experience.
Yoichi Single Malt express a rather floral nose with iris and eyelet that evolves towards notes of candied citrus such as lemon and orange, all enhanced by a thin slightly salty peat. Then it invites your palate to discover its complexity mixing fruity aromas of melon and kiwi, with spicy notes of pepper and nutmeg, and peaty and smoky notes typical signatures of the distillery. Then in a long, silky finish, it will disappear leaving a few hints of ripe fruit and mint.
Details Yoichi Single Malt
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.
Notes of grapefruit, mandarin, yuzu, orange, lemon, ...
Notes of pepper, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, ...
Notes of medicinal peat, iodine, earthy, seaweed, ...
Our tasting experience of Yoichi Single Malt.
From the first smell, Yoichi Single Malt shows the color with peaty aromas, rather iodized and some floral notes like lily of the valley and lila. During the tasting, the peat remains very present and mixes with the floral aromas while letting appear notes of honey. Very seductive in the finish, the peat disappears progressively to leave only a few touches of malted cereals.