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Yoichi 1985, Cask No. 250216 Tasting notes and reviews

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Yoichi 1985, Cask No. 250216

Brand
Yoichi
Expression
1985, Cask No. 250216
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
58.00%
Vintage
1985
Produced at
Yoichi Distillery
Website
www.nikka.com
Availability
Japan

Martine Nouet

Nose
Sweet maltiness tangled up in oak. Cedary, creamy. Almond toffee, touch of sour apple. A distant smoky hint. With water, more fruitiness.
Palate
Vibrant prickling, with a big burst of smoke and spices. Apricot and almond flan. Hot paprika.
Finish
Warm, dry and spicy. Oak shows up.
Comment
A sharp character, full of life. Needs water to tame the alcohol. For an outdoor invigorating crisp morning walk.

Dave Broom

Nose
Reed bed/wicker chair. Dry and crisp, slightly nutty with plenty of toasty pine-like oakiness. Water brings out smoke and some fragrance.
Palate
A momentary pause and then a huge blast of smoke, this time bonfire-like; drying crab shell, lightly perfumed. Another which starts hard (think of Port Ellen). Intense and quite dry.
Finish
Sweet. Medium length.
Comment
Slightly diminished by quality of its colleagues.
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