Nikka Yoichi 1987 Single Cask

Country: Japan
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 59%
Score: 95 points

The combination of Yoichi peated spirit and an ex-bourbon cask works magnificently here. The nose is intense and smoky with notes of virgin oak, vanilla, and dark chocolate. The taste is chewy, intense, and complex with a mouth-puckering smoke that builds slowly to a fiery pepper note…then lingers to reveal vanilla, toasted oak, and coconut as the spice fades. Those notes carry over well into the finish, which literally lasts for minutes. Mouth-watering and great!

Mark Gillespie

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