Nikka Yoichi 20 Year
Nikka // Japan
The town of Hokkaido is where Nikka built its first of two distilleries, Yoichi, where a vital component is the artistry of running coal-fired pot stills. This traditional Japanese single malt is matured slowly in oak for 20 years and bottled at 104 proof in limited quantities.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Big and powerful throughout, the Yoichi 20 starts of with strong aromas of peat, licorice, and wood. On the palate dark chocolate and abundant smoke lead, as subtle, sweet fruit notes follow closely. The peat and rich sweetness rise and balance out on the finish, as the satisfying, creamy mouthfeel lingers on for what seems like forever. "