Whisky Review: SMWS 116.20 Yoichi 余市 “Fascinating complexity and finesse”

Style: Vanilla and Complex Nose: Vanilla toffee and hot toddy spiced up by white pepper on the nose. Round melon sweetness and wood shavings lightly smoked with gentle peat. A positive vibe. Caramel pudding followed by incredible amount of wood incense. Anise, cinnamon stewed with fruits which has been lurking deep with the malt. A…

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Whisky Review: Yoichi 余市 Aged 20 Years Single Cask #400654

Style: Rich and Complex Nose: Cold breeze of peppermint mist diffusing across to the nose, slowly, smooth edges of fruity malt become more visible with traces of ashy smoke gently weaved into the aroma. Stew fruits, timber shavings, coffee and cloves all combined beautifully, it feels the maturation has reached an optimal point. Rich and…

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Whisky Review: Yoichi 20 Years Old

Tasting Notes: Yoichi 余市 20 Years Old ☆☆ Style: Bold and Elegant Nose: Magnificent Aroma – heart-warming vanilla drizzled with delicious honey. Leathery, tobacco leaves with drops of raisin syrup slightly teasing your nose. Peat and ashy smoke glowing in the most charming way from the back, beautiful malt slowly pushing through… Incredibly complex and…

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Whisky Review: Yoichi 15 Years Old

Tasting Notes: Yoichi 15 Years Old ☆ Style: Fruity and Smoky Nose: Raw green mango-like sour fruitiness and a hint of sweet liquorice building upon a nice foundation of tender vanilla, honey and malt, such a special set of aromas at the nose! Charred oak and smoked salmon notes can be felt lurking at the rear.…

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