Dram Review: SMWS 116.19 Yoichi 余市 “Tobacconist by a Sweetie Shop”

[61.3%・20 Years Old・Distilled in 1994・SMWS Bottling・Single Cask Release of 526 Bottles]


Saucy and buttery, caramelised popcorn, a pinch of furikake amidst the brown sugar and maple syrup. It’s intense and marvellous, rich creamy tobacco together with a splash of lime as the woodworking ambience sets in.

Palate & Finish:

A robust showing of prunes and dates with some aggressiveness from the pepper and the rubbery smoke followed by a softening sweetness from the cola gummy bears.

Chocolate and leather, black liquorice, toffee apples, with traces of peat and tobacco.


The virgin oak influence is very potent in this provocative Pappy-esque Yoichi, but with that added personal pleasure that is peat.

☆ ☆ [Highly Recommended]