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Brands and Distilleries : Yoichi

Issue 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

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Yoichi

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Yoichi 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
8 This is a wonderful whisky at 10 Years Old. I love the almost shocking hit of heavy peating.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Yoichi 10 Years old, 1998
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Another cracker from that great distillery. Just a splash of water and it takes you further and further.

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Yoichi 10 Years Old, Single Cask
Single Malt - Japan - 59.90%
9 A terrific whisky, beautifully rounded, with lots of everything.

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Yoichi 12 Years Old, Peaty and Salty
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 An interesting combination of fruit and peat. They don't mingle, they keep playing hide and seek. More complexity than it appears. Water makes it caressing.

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Yoichi 12 Years Old, Woody and Vanillic
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Soft and smooth whisky which seems tired. Not particularly exciting.

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Yoichi 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 45.00%
8 Creamier than the 10 Years Old, but that softens the peatiness. Between these two, I preferred the peatier ten.

Yoichi 1985, Cask No. 250216
Single Malt - Japan - 58.00%
7 A sharp character, full of life. Needs water to tame the alcohol. For an outdoor invigorating crisp morning walk.

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Yoichi 1986 22 Years Old Heavily Peated
Single Malt - Japan - 59.00%
8 Refined,bold but elegant. Buy one.

Yoichi 1991 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 58.00%
7 A warm but rich character. Water tames it a little. Some like it hot !

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Yoichi 1991, Cask No 129504
Single Malt - Japan - 64.00%
8 Another outdoor drink combining estery elegancy and phenolic pungency. High strength must be monitored with water.

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Yoichi 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Japan - 52.00%

Yoichi Single Cask, 1986
Single Malt - Japan - 61.30%
7 The typical fruitiness of the Yoichi whiskies, but less peat than I remember.

Yoichi Single Cask, 1989
Single Malt - Japan - 60.80%
7 Again, very fruity, but lacking in other flavours.

Yoichi Single Cask, 1990
Single Malt - Japan - 61.50%
7 A big whisky, with some of the smokiness I remember.

Yoichi Single Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 43.00%
8 Not Yoichi at its most full-blooded and a little gawky but worth a look.

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Yoichi Single Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Powerful yet elegant. A yokozuna of malt whisky.

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Yoichi Single Malt
Single Malt - Japan - 55.00%
8 Powerful yet elegant. A yokozuna of malt whisky.

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society 116.12 Yoichi 21 Years Old
Blended Malt - Japan - 54.20%
8 Ah Yoichi..it's Ardbeg in Hokkaido.

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Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yoichi, 116.1
Single Malt - Japan - 56.60%
8 A whole sequence of flavours emerges in this vintage. These are flavours I have found before in Nikka whiskies, but they have not been especially evident elsewhere in this flight.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Yoichi, 116.4
Single Malt - Japan - 64.90%
8 Lots happening. Nice interplay of elements.

WORLD'S BEST SINGLE MALT WHISKY
YOICHI 20 YEARS OLD

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A Winter Playground
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Chills and thrills (Yoichi)
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October 2004, Issue 43, page 15

The cream of the crop
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January 2007, Issue 61, page 50

The whisky set to self-destruct
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Feeling positive
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June 2008, Issue 72, page 11

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November 2008, Issue 76, page 20

A special relationship
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November 2001, Issue 19, page 24

The Surety of Life
Dave Broom reflects on the recent events in Japan and how quickly life changes

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The Miller's Tale
Another fascinating 12 months in the world of whisky, then. The trend for small independents buying distilleries from large multinationals goes on. Announcements of new smaller-scale distilling projec...

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The knowledge
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July 2009, Issue 81, page 33

Out of the ordinary
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Reaching the top
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The state of Japan
For this issue's round table we hand over to Dave Broom, who recently hosted a live debate in Japan with representatives of three leading companies. This is his summary of that event

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Intrinsic Differences
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Sliced, diced and matched with malt
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Chart Position

Latest
158
Best
156
Average
165

Bottle Price

Average
£340
Highest
£541

Visit the WMI page for more information

Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£56.95
Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old
The Drink Shop
£59.64
Nikka Yoichi 12 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£81.95
Nikka Yoichi 12 Year Old
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£82.00
Nikka Yoichi 15 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£97.75
Nikka Yoichi 20 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£205.00
Yoichi 10 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£64.00
Yoichi 10 Ans Coffret 2 Verres
La Maison du Whisky
£79.50
Yoichi 10 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£59.13
Yoichi 10 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.30
Yoichi 10 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£59.95
Yoichi 12 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£98.00
Yoichi 12 Year Old
Master of Malt
£71.85
Yoichi 12 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£85.29
Yoichi 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.14
Yoichi 12 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£78.95
Yoichi 15 Year Old
Master of Malt
£96.95
Yoichi 15 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£98.25
Yoichi 15 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£103.95
Yoichi 20 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£259.00
Yoichi 20 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£205.65
Yoichi 20 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£190.95
Yoichi Non Age
La Maison du Whisky
£43.00
Yoichi Smws 116.18
The Whisky Barrel
£599.99
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