Dram Review: Yoichi 12 Years Old

[45.0%・12 Years Old・Bottled Circa. 2010-2013・Official Bottling・General Release]

This particular expression doesn’t surface on our shores that often, and I really dig it. Will be sad to see it go.


Very fruity on the nose. Blackcurrants, blueberries and that sugary goodness in ripe Japanese strawberries. The oak comes out with underlying notes of smokiness and earthiness. Traces of peat with a pinch of rock salt.

Palate & Finish:

A chewy body of juicy red apples, caramel and vanilla setting a well balanced tone.

A puff of smoke and a hint of peat set the stage for the finale. Ripe apple nectar, it leaves some subtle ashiness between your teeth.


A fascinating Yoichi with that unexpectedly chic oomph of peat and smoke.

A.K.A. “Peat’s outing to a berry farm”

☆ [Recommended]