Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Old

70cl / 45%
  • Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Old
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'Sheer brilliance. An absolute must for anyone who regards himself a whisky connoisseur. 9.5/10' Jim Murray in Whisky Magazine, Dec 2000.

15 Year Old
Single Malt

Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Jim Murray

    • Nose:

      Lychees and sweet white grape.

    • Palate:

      Immediately sweet with a slow implosion of peat that seems to arise from nowhere.

    • Finish:

      Long, lingering, massive malt frame.

    • Comment:

      Sheer brilliance. An absolute must for anyone who regards himself a whisky connoisseur.

    • Score:


  • Tasting Notes from Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

    • Nose:

      Very elegant, starting on walnut cake and hints of gingerbread. Goes on with quite some vanilla and cinnamon, pollen, tobacco… Rather beautiful oakiness. Also fresh strawberries.

    • Mouth:

      creamy but nervous, with a smoky start, quite powerful and concentrated. Walnut liqueur, speculoos again like in the Miyagikyo, candy sugar. Slightly minty. Gets spicy (cloves), gingery… Long finish, faint cardboardiness, lots of spices, bitter chocolate, a little salt and various nuts. Bold and complex – different (very ‘Japanese’) but beautiful.

    • Score:

      87 points.

3 Customer Reviews

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  • Richard S. 28 December 2012

    Really very nice stuff, this. That "cardboardiness" isn't so faint in my view, but it isn't cardboard. It's a Japanese smell/taste I can't put my finger on, but it took me back 25 years to when I was there! Not bad for a blind tasting. Hence, this dram reminds me just exactly how incredible malt whisky can be.

  • Shawn Beauville 27 January 2008

    I thought it would be easy for me to find this in the United States. Come to find out, it is damn difficult. Thank god I have friends in Japan.

  • Sir Daniel Bergman 29 November 2007

    I traveled to Japan and visited the the Miyagikyo Distillery in Sendai. Brought with me a few bottles of this marvelous whisky which really surprised me with its honey/nut taste combined with the malty taste which I allways look for in a good bottle.