Nikka Yoichi Single Malt
Peated Single Malt — Japan
Reviewed August 15, 2017 (edited May 13, 2018)
I tried this a while back... And I forgot to review it: well it's soft, vanilla, caramel, the texture is watery, a tiny bit of spice, there is more American oak influence than sherry. The flavours in this one seem to hum quietly with green, early spring fruit, essentially it's a young whisky, one that craves to be mixed with Miyagikyo, it's bolder sibling, to create Nikka Taketsuru. I am sure I am mostly alone in thinking that Miyagikyo and Yoichi alone, as NAS whiskys, are not worth much and I can only bemoan the loss of many aged whiskys from Japan. I recommend Nikka from the Barrel and Nikka Taketsuru over this.