Nikka Yoichi Single Malt
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  • smoky
  • citrus zest
  • almonds
  • melon
  • zesty
  • herbs
  • oak
  • peaty
  • fruit

Nikka

Yoichi Single Malt (0.75l, 45%)

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Yoichi Single Malt brings a refined, smoky Lowland style to Japan.

Masataka Taketsuru was the son of a Sake producer. As a young man, he was sent to Scotland to learn the secrets of Whisky. He did … but he also learned about love. He met Rita Cowen—a Scottish lass whom he married and took back to Japan with him. He remained employed by other spirits makers for a few years, but Rita encouraged him to step out on his own. In 1934, he founded Yoichi Distillery and grows it to great success. Yoichi Distillery lies in southern Hokkaido and is surrounded on three sides surrounded by mountains, a terrain much similar to the one Taketsuru found in Scotland. Yoichi possesses its own cooperage and is particularly careful when selecting its hogshead barrels, which are made on-site using new oak.

The Yoichi Distillery now produces a wide range of Whiskies, but the Yoichi line still forms the heart and soul of the company. Demand for their exceptional spirits is high, and the simply named — almost Zen-like — Yoichi Single Malt is designed to help fill the need. This fine Japanese Whisky is comprised of their signature single malt spirits from a range of ages, blended to deliver a refined dram with mellow smokiness and an almost Lowland-style fruity, almost maritime character.

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Appearance / Color
Warm gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Gentle peat smoke with dried citrus zest and fresh kindling

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Firm with smoke, melon, almonds, and a light salt

Finish
Long, smooth, and herbal

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  • smoky
  • citrus zest
  • almonds
  • melon
  • zesty
  • herbs
  • oak
  • peaty
  • fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
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In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In recent years, Japanese Whiskies have won several top prizes at the World Whisky Awards and have consistently scored higher than Scotch Whiskies in blind tastings. Talk about a student surpassing the master!
Japanese Single Malts, like Scotch, are double-distilled in pot stills. Grain Whiskies, on the other hand, are distilled in column stills.
The two biggest Whisky producers in Japan and major rivals are Nikka and Suntory.
The Highball brought Japanese Whisky back to life. Aside from some attention from overseas, Japanese Whisky consumption domestically was very low during the better part of the early 2000s. It wasn’t until 2008, when Suntory launched the Highball campaign featuring their Kakubin Whisky that things kicked off.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Japan is the second biggest producer of Single Malt Whisky in the world.
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