Nose: Soft smoke with apricots and spices. Palate: Balance of peat, fresh fruit and nuts. Finish: Long and silky with ripe pear, plum and apple.
This is a single malt from the Yoichi Distillery, Nikka’s first distillery built in 1934. The founder Masataka Taketsuru chose Yoichi in Hokkaido because of the similar environmental conditions to Scotland, where he learned whisky making. Yoichi single malt has pleasant peaty notes and smokiness originating from the traditional direct coal-fired distillation as well as a briny hint delivered by the sea breeze during the aging process.
- GOLD MEDAL | International Spirits Challenge 2020
- GOLD MEDAL | World Whiskies Awards 2020
- JAPANESE WHISKY OF THE YEAR | Whisky Advocate 2016