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.

Nose:

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.

Thoughts:

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

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

☆ [Recommended]

Nicholas