Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Yoichi 12 - 70th Anniversary

For their 70th Anniversary Nikka released a set containing a Yoichi, Miyagikyo, Coffey malt and a blend of these three. They come at "cask strength" with 58% vol.

  • Nose: A little bit red sour berries, peat, old wood, heavy malt sweetness, oak (with water more)
  • Mouth: Peat, peppery, oak, vanilla, slightly medical
  • Finish: Old woodplanks, vanilla, peat, smoke, herbs, a tad bitter at the very end
Comments: Quite powerful Yoichi thanks to the high % Vol. Only the slight bitterness I encountered at the very end of the finish was a bit distracting.This was released around 2004 I think, but some online retailers still have a few bottles. 

86 points

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