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(£108.50 per litre)
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Relaunched in 2016, this comes from Nikka's excellent Yoichi distillery. This is a blend of single malts from different years and consequently does not carry an age statement. This is a smoky whisky with a maritime character.Tasting Notes (1)
- Salt (powder)
Producer's Tasting Notes
Full-bodied, smooth. A mellow peat softly coats the aromatic palette at first, growing more powerful with time, as smoke, soot and salty notes transcend the initial nose. The aromas then evolve towards candied citrus fruit (lemon, orange), black liquorice and spices (nutmeg, ginger), and opens up with roots and dried twig aromas. Heady and floral (carnation, iris), it grows increasingly complex.
Firm, powerful. A well-balanced attack gives equal footing to aromas of peat, smoke, spices, fresh fruit (melon, kiwi) and nuts (almond, walnut), which it delivers in spades. The mid-palate starts off with chocolate notes, but the peat soon takes the lead once again.
Long, silky. Extremely mature, it overflows with ripe fruit (pear, Mirabelle plum, apple). The peat starts taking on an herbaceous and malty character, while the salty flavours gives the finish plenty of depth and coastal freshness. The final nose offers menthol, spicy (coriander, dill) and earthy (leather, chestnuts) notes.
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Very smooth and balanced and very good value for money
This isnt a bad product. In fact it retails for ~25 quid in Japan, which is about right. In the UK you'd be far better off with some fine Scottish malt if you're spending 70 odd pounds, imho. Still its a reasonable drink you can buy at the local (japanese) supermarket. I bought 2 yesterday and 2 Miyagikyo-the same price and same reasoning. Its cheap and reasonable. Dont expect a song and dance.
Extremely smooth and dry. Strong taste and extremely pleasant aftertaste. My favorite whiskey.
This whisky delivers on all levels, strong smell of sherry with a hint of peat. Smokey finish but not overpowering or present in the nose. Excellent Japanese whisky that ticks all the boxes. Well worth the money
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