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Nikka

Nikka
Yoichi Single Malt Whisky

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 45%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$79.99

Nikka
Yoichi Single Malt Whisky

Category: Japanese Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Japan
Alcohol: 45%
Clear gold color. Aromas of green pear and coriander, cherry blossom, Jamon Iberico and melon skewer, and sea spray with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, very complex, long toasted peanuts with coconut sugar, Carr’s wheat crackers, chrysanthemum tea, honeyed-smoked turkey, creme de cassis, ginger, sweet potato pie, and lemon balm and white pepper finish. A lovely and refined Japanese whiskey that displays its enormous character with poised restraint.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Complex, Fruity, Herbal, Rich & Smoky
Aroma Aroma: green pear and coriander, cherry blossom, Jamon Iberico and melon skewer, and sea spray
Taste Flavor: toasted peanuts with coconut sugar, Carr's wheat crackers, chrysanthemum tea, honeyed-smoked turkey, creme de cassis, ginger, sweet potato pie, and lemon balm and white pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely and refined Japanese whiskey that displays its enormous character with poised restraint.
The Producer or Importer

Anchor Distilling Co.

The Producer or  Importer
1705 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA
1 415-863-8350
Japanese Whisky
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Serve in a Canadian Whisky Glass
Outside of Scotland, there may be no other country that produces as many great whiskeys as Japan. A few natives began producing whiskeys in Japan in the early 20th century, and armed with knowledge from time spent in Scotland learning their craft, blended whiskeys were born in Japan. Single malts did no come about in Japan until the late 20th century and today they are regarded as among the finest in the world.

The finest Japanese single malts are aged for a lengthy period, from 12-18 years. Styles vary from relatively light to more full-bodied with a peaty quality very much in the style of a single malt Scotch. Flavors range from honeyed cereal to brown spices, leather and tobacco. The quality is outstanding; these are meant to be sipped and enjoyed with a cigar after dinner.
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