Nikka Yoichi Single Malt Moscatel Finish 2017

Peated Single Malt

Nikka // Japan

RARE
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    4.31
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

Released on September 26th, 2017, this expression by the great Yoichi distillery was finished in Moscatel casks, a type of Portuguese fortified wine. Exclusive to Japan, 1,500 bottles were released, with only 500 available for retail. The rest were distributed via wholesalers, to bars and establishments across the country.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    Finished in ex-Moscatel wine cask

Tasting Notes

"The traditional Yoichi character is there. Peaty and powerful, complemented by herbal honey, mango, and pineapple on the nose and palate, a great balance is achieved. The finish is long, delivering intense bitterness, oak, and smoke."

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Flavor Profile

Peaty & Fruity