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Yoichi Single Malt

(70cl, 45%)

Yoichi Single Malt

Yoichi Single Malt Bottling Note

The latest Yoichi single malt will replace both the previous NAS release and the remaining age statement whiskies. The change comes as demand continues to stretch Nikka's aged stock, with this new Yoichi Single Malt (made of of whiskies of various ages) aimed at representing this special distillery's direct-coal-heated, peated yet fruity style.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Producer's Tasting Note:
Nose: Full-bodied, smooth. A mellow peat softly coats the aromatic palette at first, growing more powerful with time, as smoke, soot and salty notes transcend the initial nose. The aromas then evolve towards candied citrus fruit (lemon, orange), black liquorice and spices (nutmeg, ginger), and opens up with roots and dried twig aromas. Heady and floral (carnation, iris), it grows increasingly complex.
Palate: Firm, powerful. A well-balanced attack gives equal footing to aromas of peat, smoke, spices, fresh fruit (melon, kiwi) and nuts (almond, walnut), which it delivers in spades. The mid-palate starts off with chocolate notes, but the peat soon takes the lead once again.
Finish: Long, silky. Extremely mature, it overflows with ripe fruit (pear, Mirabelle plum, apple). The peat starts taking on an herbaceous and malty character, while the salty flavours gives the finish plenty of depth and coastal freshness. The final nose offers menthol, spicy (coriander, dill) and earthy (leather, chestnuts) notes.

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Yoichi Single Malt Reviews

Outstanding Single Malt, complex, sweet, and amazing quality.

Fabulous Single Malt! Smoke up front and notes of malt, citrus on the nose. Palate- Peat and smokiness not overpowering the waves of other flavors being revealed as you sip. Cinnamon, spice, ginger, then a seaweed note, giving way to citrus, honey, and juicy kiwi. Sweet silky qualities. Finishes in slow waves of plum, nutmeg, peat, and a salt note Wonderful.

22nd June 2020


A lovely single malt, really surprised

21st June 2020

Great I like it

really enjoy the flavor. hope Yoichi could catch up the production and offer age statement whisky again in the near future.

26th May 2020

Amazing if you can still find it.

Amazing. I am nursing a bottle I picked up in rural Japan, and great up front. The finish is a bit weak, but right now my favourite of the affordable Japanese whiskies.

21st January 2020

Not worth an islay single malt of the same price range

Nice and peaty but pretty soft in mouth with a relatively weak finish imo...long but untasty

10th October 2019

Just great

What a good whisky. Flavors come in waves and are bright and clean.
Light peaty smoke for those who loke some char. Clean finish that lends itself to having another sip and experiencing it all again.

30th June 2019

Extremely love it

Extremely love it, surprised from Japan.

10th January 2019

Nice but ultimately not worth the cost.

Have to disagree with the overwhelming love of this whiskey, it is not a bad dram but the finish is disappointing for the price point and leaves me wanting more. At this price it should deliver a far more memorable drink than it does. I chose this as a birthday present from my son but will not be returning to buy another bottle, which speaks volumes as far as I am concerned.

8th September 2018

Very nice drink for incredible price.

Bought it today in Kyoto. Small local liquoir shop. 4200 yen. Amazing price for incredibly smooth whisky with nice dry finish.

8th June 2018

Amazing choice for price point.

Amazing, beautiful whisky. The start and mid palette are amazing. This is a really good whisky. I chose this over Hibiki Harmony at a Japanese grocery store.

8th May 2018


You can buy this whisky in Japan at the supermarket for half the price. Yoichi in my mind is closer in taste to Scottish whisky than Japanese. Might be on reason why many Japanese drinkers don't like it. I love it and I always keep a bottle around. Best taste for value whisky in Japan.

4th May 2018

very nice

is very nice *makes tasting noises with mouth"

16th February 2018

Very Nice

Veeery Nice

8th January 2018


I live in Japan and, even here, the prices of Japanese whisky are ridiculously high. Japan doesn't tax whisky very much though, so scotch and bourbon are seriously cheap. Therefore, I hesitated a long time before trying Yoichi NAS. Why bother, when I can buy a bottle of Talisker 10 or Glenfarclas 12 for around 3,000 yen (about $28). However, it's actually a very nice whisky. It's rich, slightly peaty and smoky, yet fruity. It also has a nice long drying finish. I'll be keeping a bottle in my collection from now on.

24th December 2017

The real scotch

I do not buy no age statement whiskies as a rule of thumb. But this one is worth breaking this and a few other rules. It is complex, yet still spirity, defo has some old and some young whisky in it. Nicely blended indeed. Expensive, but worth money. It should make scotch producers feel bad about their stuff. This is how scotch should taste.

9th February 2017

Very nice

Good stuff, Yoichi never fails to hit the spot. Explains why the Nikka's blended efforts are so good.

20th December 2016


Smooth and well bodied single malt. Brought it back from Tokyo..

18th December 2016

Just Amazing!

This is a fantastic whisky. If you love the age statement Yoichis then you will love this.

10th July 2016

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