Nikka Yoichi Single Malt

Peated Single Malt

Nikka // Japan

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    83
  • Avg. Rating

    3.55
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 179 )

With Japan experiencing shortages of aged malt whisky, many Japanese brands like the Nikka have opted to replace their range with no-age-statement variants. Launched Stateside in September 2016, Yoichi Single Malt is a peated single malt that replaces the beloved aged expressions of the same line: Yoichi 10, 12, 15, and 20 that have been discontinued. Distilled from malted barley and aged using a variety of casks including new American oak and ex-sherry casks, it is bottled at 45% ABV.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    New American Oak, ex-sherry, and others

Tasting Notes

"Some peat, not much, is present on the aroma along with moss, cedar, and barley. Further inhalations expose chocolate and candied oranges. The palate is more spice driven than plush and the peat really doesn't show up until the finish where it is of moderate strength. You're also left with some dark malt and some vanilla."

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Flavor Profile

Spicy