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Yoichi 10 year old

Another  example supporting the argument that Scotland does not have a monopoly on great single malt whisky.   This was actually the first Japanese whisky I tried and I was immediately impressed.  The nose is complex, malty sweet, sherry, fruits and a hint of oak.  The taste is sweet at first, smooth and mouth coating, rich and beautiful like a fruitcake.  Some peppery heat builds and the finish is long and drying with a little smoke.   With water it becomes sweeter and even slightly perfumed.  A fantastic after dinner whisky.

Additional Info

  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': Yes
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope