Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Single Malt

Peated Single Malt

Nikka // Japan

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    96
  • Avg. Rating

    4.36
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 270 )

This whisky is produced at Nikka's Yoichi distillery located on Japan's northern most island, Hokkaido. The location of the distillery was chosen for its elevation and cool climate, proximity to a forest for access to wood for barrels, and a high quality water source nearby. This distillery still employs direct coal fired pot stills, something even the Scots rarely still do.

  • age
    15
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon, ex-Oloroso sherry

Tasting Notes

"White fleshed fruits and maple syrup pay a visit along with a fair amount of peat smoke. A lovely richness coats the inside of your mouth while you detect some sherry notes on your palate. Almonds and gentle dark baking spices along with caramel apples put the finishing touches on the whisky."

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Rich & Full Bodied