Insider knowledge: Yoichi 10 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Japan. If distilled in America the spelling would be Yoichi 10 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
I bought a bottle of this recently and very much enjoyed it for the smooth taste and excellent balance. its got its own well rounded character and makes a pleasant addition to any whisky collection. id recommend any whisky lover give it a spin.
7th February 2014
I have to admit this whisky is really interesting, pro tip, put a bit on your tongue and breathe. Do not swallow. It will evolve dramatically in your mouth. All in all, a fine balanced whisky. Go for it.
27th June 2013
I'm a fond whisky drinker. This is how whisky should taste like: smooth, yet with an enormous depth. It starts with the nose, which is complex and round. Take your time to nose it to the full extent. Then, the nip/sip. Its taste lingers and lingers, with delightfull fruitfulness, a smokeyness that doesn't overwhelm and a palate that is powerful but very ballanced. this is one of the best whisky's I've ever tasted.
9th March 2013
I agree with the previous reviewer. I spent more time nosing this fine whiskey than actually sipping. It has a beautiful bouquet that was initially a bit spicy like cinnamon, but quickly evolved to fruity and ended on the last sip smelling of sweet delicate honey. I prefer peatier scotches, but as far as fruity whiskeys this was delightful.
20th December 2012
Always get this when I'm in Japan and if you don't happen to visit, def try this. The Miyagikyo is wonderful also. Very rich drams, wonderful on the palate and on the way down, but the nose, like any high end whisky, is the best part. Can nose Yoichi all day. (and if you visit japan and get to grab 180ml bottles, well then you can easily sniff whenever the desire grabs you.... And btw MOM, ask Nikka to stock you with
those unless they are unrealistic to
sell and ship. Delicious
26th November 2012
A mix of Honey sweet and fresh fruits and flowers (layers, more than mix...)with a very light and cloud of smoke on finish.
Surprising, different and "under control" without beeing boring as could be a simple allrounder. All seems in place like an ikebana bouquet...
That's right that i'm new in whisky in general and in japanese in particular,and maybe my enthousiasm is a bit influenced and overpowered by that. But much drams (even high scored by whisky writters) disapointed me. Surely because they were just not for my palate despite their excellence. This one is made for me... Jim Murray seems to be a little disapointed, compared to older versions of this malt, in his 2013 bible. But of course, i didn't knew those older expressions of Yoichi 10, my palate has less sharpened tastebuds than any whisky writter and this whisky is a charming, amazing and delicate one for me... A jewel for my taste !
1st November 2012
Best Single Malt in 2007/8/9/11!
murrays bible 97 from 100 !!!
12th September 2012