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Yoichi 12 Years Old, Peaty and Salty Tasting notes and reviews

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Yoichi 12 Years Old, Peaty and Salty

Brand
Yoichi
Expression
12 Years Old, Peaty and Salty
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
55.00%
Produced at
Yoichi Distillery
Website
www.nikka.com
Availability
Japan

Martine Nouet

Nose
Phenolic and fruity. Demerara sugar, hint of molasses. Kippers on toasted bread. Ozonic. Malty sweetness.
Palate
Thick, syrupy, sweet and oily. Tar sweets, liquorice. Opening up on spices. Malty crunchiness.
Finish
Dry, fruity, spicy.
Comment
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.

Dave Broom

Nose
Initially sweet with plenty of American oak (vanilla, cream) then comes tinned apricot, something akin to a buttered scone.
Palate
Very smoky, much more than the nose suggests. An explosive peaty attack which is overlaid with intriguing floral notes: tar and blossom. Oily, yet sweet, rich but fragrant.
Finish
Iodine. Black grapes.
Comment
While the oak has grip the whole package has great balance. Excellent.
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