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Yoichi 20 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

World Whiskies Awards 2008 World's Best Single Malt

 

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Yoichi 20 Years Old

Yoichi 20 Years Old
Brand
Yoichi
Expression
20 Years Old
Type
Japanese Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
52.00%
Produced at
Yoichi Distillery
Website
www.nikka.com
Availability
Buy online now

World Whiskies Awards 2008
World's Best Single Malt

Dense Dr Pepper or Vimto with an aroma that explodes with water. Hair laquer. Oak lactones. ~ Charles MacLean

The nose is rich, earthy and eventually blackcurrant, with almost violet perfumey note. Amazing mix of big smoke and sweet blackcurrant almost strawberry-ish fruits hits the palate. A Malteser of a whisky, with the big peaty flavours at the heart but wrapped in a layer of sweet fruit. Big, long and sweet finish, with the fruit and the smoke battling each other all the way. ~ Dominic Roskrow

Initial heat is highly flavoured with honey, oak and the faintest touch of peppermint. Smoky finish. ~ William Dowd

Medium amber hue with a bold nose of sherry tobacco and old leather. Very interesting, complex and bold flavour profile hazelnuts, orange peel, a hint of the sea, some smokiness, leather and dark cigar tobacco. The long dense and lingering finish is dry and oak driven. ~ Mike Miller

Caramel, oatcakes, bourbon sweetness. Round and full bodied, starts with sugared pecans, vanilla, sweet malt, then moved into more hazelnut and fruit cake in the finish. Sweetness coats the mouth, liquid dessert, makes me want to eat cookies. ~ LeNell

World Whiskies Awards 2008 World's Best Single Malt

World Whiskies Awards 2008

World's Best Single Malt
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